Millwright Salary

Male Millwrights number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $22.60 per hour in the United States. Final cash compensation to Millwrights varies from around $37K to approximately $87K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $14K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the specific employer and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$37,141 - $98,392
$37K
$62K
$98K
MEDIAN: $62,294
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50%
90%

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$15.65 - $33.08
$16
$23
$33
MEDIAN: $22.60
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$0$98K
Salary $37,141 - $98,392
Bonus $487.78 - $8,109
Profit Sharing $824 - $14,453
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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$36,653 - $87,358
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 141
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $15.65 - $33.08
Hourly Tips $5.71
Overtime $22.19 - $47.46
Annual Data $0$87K
Bonus $487.78 - $8,109
Profit Sharing $824 - $14,453
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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$36,653 - $87,358
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 993

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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

  • Dismantle machines.
  • Construct foundation for machines.
  • Move machinery and equipment.
  • Assemble and install equipment such as shafting, conveyors and tram rails.
  • Read blueprints and schematic drawings to determine work procedures.

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 frequently advance into Maintenance Technician and Maintenance Mechanic roles even though the median salaries are $17K lower and $12K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Millwright


Roseburg Forest Products attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $63K.

Popular Skills for Millwright


Survey takers working as Millwrights report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with rigging, Precision Measurement, and System Repair are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 34 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Metal Inert Gas Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Blueprints. The majority of those who know Maintenance also know Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Millwright

Pay by Experience for a Millwright has a positive trend. An entry-level Millwright with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 403 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Millwright with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 309 salaries. An experienced Millwright which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 417 salaries. A Millwright with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 276 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,830

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

For those looking to make money, Millwrights in Pittsburgh enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Millwrights can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+31 percent), Baton Rouge (+30 percent), Detroit (+21 percent), and Chicago (+18 percent). The lowest-paying market is Cleveland, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Denver (11 percent less) and Atlanta (9 percent less).

Millwright Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Millwright?

Millwright in Wabash:
"A Millwright writes."
Pros: What I like most about my job is that I get to be hands on with everything I am working on. I use a wide range of tools and heavy equipment, plus I travel all over to different job sites, and those sites could be in different states. I work well with like minded people who enjoy the same type of work. What Millwrightes do is make sure companies of all types and farms are up and running better or more efficient so they can also help make the world a better place by producing parts or grain and food for stores and people alike. I take pride in the work I do because I know that its helping humanity in a good way.
Cons: The down side to Millwrighting is that we also have to work long hours at times in horrible conditions outside most times in my case as of late. If there is a breakdown late at night anywhere and we are called to repair it; regardless the time; we get out and fix the problem.

Millwright in nelspruit:
"Its a great career."
Pros: The hand on part.
Cons: The getting dirty part.

Millwright in Louisville:
Pros: Experience of learning new things.
Cons: The long commute can make the day very long also.

Millwright in 77065:
"Green."
Pros: The money is good. You get to travel.
Cons: Might not have any work during off season.

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Key Stats for Millwright

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 153 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Millwright Salaries

▲14%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$55,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Millwright Salaries

rigging
▲37%

Precision Measurement
▲34%

System Repair
▲14%

▲5%



▼0%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼0%

National Average
$55,000

Welding
▼2%

Plant Maintenance
▼3%

Millwright
▼5%

Manufacturing Fabrication
▼6%

Blueprints
▼8%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▼11%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 19%
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