Millwright Salary

Millwrights in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $22.44 per hour. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. For the most part, Millwrights enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,237 - $80,583
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,397
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$15.12 - $31.31
(Median)
$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,237 - $80,583  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,708  
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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$35,064 - $76,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.12 - $31.31  
   
Overtime
$19.47 - $45.65  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,708  
   
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).
)
$35,064 - $76,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 747
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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' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Maintenance Supervisor. On average, Maintenance Supervisors get paid about the same as Millwrights do. Many Millwrights advance into roles as Maintenance Technicians or Maintenance Mechanics, but the median salaries are $14K lower and $10K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Millwright


Survey results show that Millwrights use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with System Repair, Equipment Maintenance, and Precision Machining are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 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.


Millwrights do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $44K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $51K. Millwrights bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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


Millwrights will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 44 percent. Millwrights will also find cushy salaries in Detroit (+28 percent), Houston (+16 percent), Portland (+11 percent), and Atlanta (+8 percent). Eugene is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 7 percent. Denver and Cleveland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Millwright Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Skills That Affect Millwright Salaries

System Repair
up arrow 20%

Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 12%

Precision Machining
up arrow 3%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Welding
up arrow 1%

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
33%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

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