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Millwright Salary (United States)

A Millwright earns an average wage of $22.08 per hour. A skill in System Repair is associated with high pay for this job.
Millwright Salary (?
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$33,307 - $81,342
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $53,619
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Millwright Salary (?
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$15.35 - $30.78
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,307 - $81,342  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,439  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $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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$35,126 - $74,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.35 - $30.78  
   
Overtime
$20.33 - $44.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,439  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $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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$35,126 - $74,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 620
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Millwright

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

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
up arrow 24%
Houston
up arrow 20%
Detroit
up arrow 19%
Portland
up arrow 14%
Atlanta
up arrow 6%
National Average
$52,000
Denver
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Experience Affects Millwright Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Millwright Salaries

System Repair
up arrow 21%
Maintenance
up arrow 4%
Welding
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National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 20%