Millwright Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Millwrights earn an average of $22.46 per hour. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around half. Most Millwrights report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$36,237 - $80,583

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$15.20 - $31.27

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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,237 - $80,583  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,719  
Profit Sharing
$967 - $3,548  
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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$35,191 - $76,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.20 - $31.27  
   
Overtime
$19.55 - $45.77  
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
$0.00 - $3,719  
   
Profit Sharing
$967 - $3,548  
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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$35,191 - $76,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 761
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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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As Millwrights make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Maintenance Supervisor position pays around the same amount as the Millwright job on average. Millwrights most often move into Maintenance Technician or Maintenance Mechanic roles. However, the former pays $14K less on average, and the latter pays $10K less.

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Popular Skills for Millwright


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with System Repair, Equipment Maintenance, and Precision Machining are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 12 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Troubleshooting are 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $44K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $51K. Millwrights with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $54K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Millwright generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $57K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Millwrights that is 44 percent greater than the national average, Chicago offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Millwrights will also find cushy salaries in Detroit (+30 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Portland (+11 percent), and Atlanta (+8 percent). Denver is the lowest-paying area, 7 percent south of the national average. Eugene and Cleveland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Millwright Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Millwright Salaries

System Repair
up arrow 21%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 12%

Precision Machining
up arrow 3%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Welding
0%

Maintenance
0%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 18%
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