Men account for the majority of Millwrights in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $22.66 per hour. Final cash compensation to Millwrights varies from around $36K to approximately $85K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $10K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but tenure and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Most Millwrights report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$36,765 - $95,158
(Median)
$37K
$60K
$95K
MEDIAN: $60,269
10%
50%
90%

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$15.55 - $32.47
(Median)
$16
$23
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$36,765 - $95,158  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $8,000  
Profit Sharing
$817 - $10,161  
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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$36,312 - $84,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.55 - $32.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.71  
Overtime
$21.97 - $47.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$496.65 - $8,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$817 - $10,161  
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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$36,312 - $84,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 936
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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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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. Millwrights most often move into positions as Maintenance Technicians or Maintenance Mechanics. Maintenance Technicians actually earn $16K less on average, however, and Maintenance Mechanics earn $11K less per year than Millwrights do.

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Popular Skills for Millwright


Survey results imply that Millwrights deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in System Repair, Systems Troubleshooting, Plant Maintenance, and Arc Welding are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Metal Inert Gas Welding, Millwright, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding. It is often found that people who know Maintenance are also skilled in Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Millwright

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $48K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $54K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $56K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $62K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,508

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

Home to some of the best pay for Millwrights, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 39 percent above the national average. Millwrights can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Pittsburgh (+35 percent), Detroit (+24 percent), Baton Rouge (+24 percent), and Houston (+17 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Dallas. Cleveland and Eugene are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Millwright Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Millwright Salaries

System Repair
up arrow 17%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 16%

Plant Maintenance
up arrow 10%


Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 8%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 6%


Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 3%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Maintenance
up arrow 1%

Welding
0%

National Average
$54,000

Blueprints
up arrow 2%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 10%

Millwright
up arrow 16%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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