Millwright Salary

Men make up the majority of Millwrights in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $22.63 per hour. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Millwrights enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$38,693 - $89,418
(Median)
$39K
$57K
$89K
MEDIAN: $56,518
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90%

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$15.38 - $31.44
(Median)
$15
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$38,693 - $89,418  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,855  
Profit Sharing
$618 - $4,848  
Total Pay (?
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$36,060 - $81,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.38 - $31.44  
   
Overtime
$20.83 - $46.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,855  
   
Profit Sharing
$618 - $4,848  
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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$36,060 - $81,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 966
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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

  • 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 may progress into high-paying roles like Construction Project Manager, where median compensation is $70K annually. A lot of Millwrights advance their careers by becoming Maintenance Technicians and Maintenance Mechanics. However, those positions offer $15K less and $11K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Millwright


Millwrights report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Metal Inert Gas Welding, System Repair, Arc Welding, and Manufacturing Fabrication are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 16 percent and 20 percent. Pipe Welding, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. The majority of those who know Maintenance also know Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Millwright

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


For Millwrights, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $46K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $52K. Millwrights see a median salary of $55K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Millwright with more than 20 years of experience can earn $59K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,830

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

For Millwrights, Chicago provides a pay rate that is 38 percent greater than the national average. Millwrights will also find cushy salaries in Baton Rouge (+29 percent), Detroit (+25 percent), New Orleans (+19 percent), and Pittsburgh (+18 percent). Eugene is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average. Workers in Denver and Cleveland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Millwright Salaries



National Average
$53,000



Skills That Affect Millwright Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 20%

System Repair
up arrow 19%

Arc Welding
up arrow 16%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 12%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 11%

Industrial Hydraulics
up arrow 8%

Precision Machining
up arrow 5%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Maintenance
up arrow 1%

Welding
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

Pipe Welding
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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