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Millwright Salary

Men account for the majority of Millwrights in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $22.33 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,350 - $81,214
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,327
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$15.36 - $31.05
(Median)
$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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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
$36,350 - $81,214  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
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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$35,293 - $75,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.36 - $31.05  
   
Overtime
$20.51 - $45.82  
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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
   
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).
)
$35,293 - $75,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 696

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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 tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Maintenance Supervisor. The two jobs pay about the same on average. A lot of Millwrights advance their careers by becoming Maintenance Mechanics and Maintenance Technicians. However, those positions offer $10K less and $14K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Millwright


Millwrights typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know System Repair can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. For most people, competency in Troubleshooting indicates knowledge of Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Millwright

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


Millwrights with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $44K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $53K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Millwright generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $57K.

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Experience Affects Millwright Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Millwright Salaries

System Repair
up arrow 21%

Welding
up arrow 2%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

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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