Men represent the vast majority of Millwrights in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $22.66 per hour nationwide. Overall cash earnings for Millwrights stretch from $36K on the lower end to $85K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by experience level and the particular employer. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,724 - $93,634
$37K
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$94K
MEDIAN: $60,071
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$15.55 - $32.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$36,724 - $93,634  
   
Bonus
$500 - $8,139  
Profit Sharing
$805 - $10,213  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,335 - $84,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.55 - $32.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.71  
Overtime
$21.87 - $46.67  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$500 - $8,139  
   
Profit Sharing
$805 - $10,213  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,335 - $84,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 986

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Job Description for Millwright

Millwrights are responsible for installing and maintaining machinery which is used in multiple industries. This job requires carrying out heavy construction work, so the ability to perform physical labor, such as carrying heavy items and operating hand and power tools, is essential. Some jobs also involve working in confined areas, so some bending, squatting, and stooping may also be necessary.

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Millwright Tasks

  • Dismantle machines.
  • Construct foundation for machines.
  • Move machinery and equipment.
  • Assemble and install equipment such as shafting, conveyors and tram rails.
  • Read blueprints and schematic drawings to determine work procedures.

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Millwrights' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Maintenance Supervisor. On average, Maintenance Supervisors get paid about the same as Millwrights do. A lot of Millwrights advance their careers by becoming Maintenance Technicians and Maintenance Mechanics. However, those positions offer $16K less and $11K less per year on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Millwright


General Electric Co (GE) attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $60K.

Popular Skills for Millwright


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Precision Measurement, rigging, and System Repair are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 38 percent, 31 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Metal Inert Gas Welding, Tungsten Inert Gas Welding, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding. Those educated in Maintenance tend to be well versed in Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Millwright

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $48K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $55K. Millwrights claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $57K. As Millwrights reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $62K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,562

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Millwrights, 42 percent above the national average. Millwrights can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Pittsburgh (+35 percent), Houston (+31 percent), Detroit (+24 percent), and Baton Rouge (+23 percent). Cleveland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent. Denver and Portland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Millwright

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.
028
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Millwright Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Millwright Salaries

Precision Measurement
up arrow 38%

rigging
up arrow 31%

System Repair
up arrow 17%

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 10%


Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 8%




Welding
0%

National Average
$54,000

Millwright
up arrow 3%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 4%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 9%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 10%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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