Millwright Salary

A sizeable majority of Millwrights in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $22.63 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction for Millwrights is high. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,693 - $89,418
(Median)
$39K
$57K
$89K
MEDIAN: $56,518
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$15.38 - $31.44
(Median)
$15
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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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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At the upper end, Millwrights who move into a Construction Project Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Construction Project Managers is a much higher $70K per year. Many Millwrights go on to become Maintenance Technicians or Maintenance Mechanics despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $15K lower and $11K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Millwright


Millwrights seem to exploit 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. Those listing Pipe Welding as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people experienced in Maintenance also know Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Millwright

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


Millwrights with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $46K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $52K. For Millwrights, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $55K. 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 $59K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,830

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

For those looking to make money, Millwrights in Chicago enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Millwrights can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Baton Rouge (+29 percent), Detroit (+25 percent), New Orleans (+19 percent), and Pittsburgh (+18 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 8 percent south of the national average, can be found in Eugene. Denver and Cleveland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, 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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