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Millwright Salary

A sizeable majority of Millwrights in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $22.34 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Millwrights, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$35,636 - $81,088
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,327
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$15.30 - $31.07
(Median)
$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,636 - $81,088  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,523  
Profit Sharing
$967 - $5,068  
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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$35,271 - $75,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.30 - $31.07  
   
Overtime
$19.88 - $45.60  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,523  
   
Profit Sharing
$967 - $5,068  
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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$35,271 - $75,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 720

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Job Description for Millwright

Millwrights, or manufacturing foremen, are responsible for installing, repairing and generally maintaining manufacturing machinery and equipment. They have a thorough working knowledge of mechanics and they know how to use industrial tools such as drills, power saws, welding torches, grinders, measuring equipment and many others to perform their job duties safely and correctly. Millwrights are sometimes involved in the planning and design stages of building different kinds of machinery. They are also responsible for inspecting machinery on a regular basis to predict and prevent mechanical failure. Since the safety of millwrights and other workers often depends on the doing their jobs correctly and safely, a strong attention to detail is important in this line of work. Excellent reading comprehension, and verbal and written communication skills are required. Good leadership skills are a must, since millwrights may be responsible for overseeing the work of other employees. As long as these other requirements are met, only a high school diploma or GED are typically required. Although millwrights mostly work indoors, they may deal with extreme hot or cold temperatures, and a good amount of manual labor, bending and lifting is common.


Millwright Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Millwright


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Millwrights sometimes move into a Maintenance Supervisor role, where the salary is similar. Millwrights most frequently become Maintenance Mechanics and Maintenance Technicians even though median compensation is $10K lower and $14K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Millwright


Millwrights report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with System Repair and Precision Machining are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Those proficient in Troubleshooting are, more often than not, also skilled in Maintenance.

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $45K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. Millwrights with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $53K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $58K.

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Experience Affects Millwright Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Millwright Salaries

System Repair
up arrow 20%

Precision Machining
up arrow 3%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Welding
up arrow 1%

Maintenance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 18%
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