Millwright Salary

A sizeable majority of Millwrights in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $22.24 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Millwrights. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,636 - $80,609
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,105
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$15.29 - $30.93
(Median)
$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,636 - $80,609  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,034  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $5,034  
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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$35,326 - $75,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.29 - $30.93  
   
Overtime
$20.31 - $45.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $5,034  
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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$35,326 - $75,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 683

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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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As Millwrights transition into upper-level roles like Maintenance Supervisors, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Maintenance Supervisors earn the same amount as Millwrights 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 usually report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know System Repair can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. The majority of those who know Troubleshooting also know 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $44K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $51K. Millwrights with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $53K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $57K.

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Experience Affects Millwright Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Millwright Salaries

System Repair
up arrow 21%

Troubleshooting
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Welding
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Maintenance
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National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 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
29%

Common Health Benefits

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