Millwright Salary


How Much Does a Millwright Make?

On average, a Millwright make $57,050 a year. The lowest-paid 10 percent made $35,030, while the top-paid 10 percent made $81,080.

Annually National Average Salary: $57,050

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* Based on information from the May 2019 salary report from the BLS.




Salary by State

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  • Monthly
  • Hourly

Annual Salary by State

State10% Annual25% AnnualAvg. Annual75% Annual90% Annual
Alabama$32,300$39,450$48,140$58,180$63,510
Alaska$53,700$62,070$71,950$80,020$89,960
Arizona$34,440$43,090$64,900$81,910$95,560
Arkansas$33,770$39,580$49,360$58,410$63,720
California$39,850$48,990$68,340$89,130$100,590
Colorado$36,670$45,670$56,020$62,630$75,430
Connecticut$34,960$42,860$59,070$67,370$84,070
Delaware$46,010$55,890$64,430$74,970$79,800
Florida$32,900$37,670$50,310$62,630$74,620
Georgia$33,250$39,350$47,980$57,130$62,750
Hawaii$36,190$45,400$60,570$81,570$94,920
Idaho$36,550$44,700$55,060$65,790$75,810
Illinois$36,880$46,860$63,050$77,960$89,290
Indiana$34,340$40,980$55,070$69,210$77,180
Iowa$33,400$39,340$53,540$61,900$74,320
Kansas$29,290$36,220$49,610$60,510$76,830
Kentucky$28,900$37,570$51,610$64,890$77,850
Louisiana$40,710$49,910$58,440$67,980$77,850
Maine$35,030$42,100$50,350$59,370$63,640
Maryland$42,830$49,540$56,870$62,770$73,940
Massachusetts$35,310$44,410$56,540$67,720$78,320
Michigan$44,270$55,360$63,820$74,680$79,370
Minnesota$36,410$43,060$59,400$73,790$92,130
Mississippi$28,800$35,340$43,880$50,560$60,800
Missouri$36,010$44,840$58,430$73,010$79,140
Montana$34,160$39,090$47,080$56,070$61,100
Nebraska$35,240$42,780$54,430$64,740$74,040
Nevada$41,190$48,890$61,960$76,860$92,250
New Hampshire$36,640$42,230$50,970$59,630$64,330
New Jersey$39,580$47,020$65,170$88,420$100,160
New Mexico$53,320$65,040$79,210$94,980$100,780
New York$44,130$53,030$71,050$85,570$115,920
North Carolina$33,180$38,620$47,820$57,070$63,930
North Dakota$40,940$44,630$53,030$59,600$64,970
Ohio$38,370$47,680$58,380$71,190$78,010
Oklahoma$35,760$43,010$52,870$61,980$71,630
Oregon$42,180$49,940$64,570$77,580$91,560
Pennsylvania$37,280$44,840$59,580$73,230$93,500
South Carolina$34,340$40,930$47,110$54,230$60,870
South Dakota$37,880$44,370$53,080$61,320$66,320
Tennessee$32,550$42,220$51,430$60,510$69,060
Texas$33,330$38,560$52,690$64,720$78,570
Utah$35,690$48,850$60,110$74,140$79,320
Vermont$36,990$41,300$49,100$54,320$61,900
Virginia$34,320$42,860$53,770$62,250$78,900
Washington$36,910$52,240$65,450$81,250$99,420
West Virginia$28,820$34,820$46,920$59,220$65,840
Wisconsin$39,930$52,230$61,190$73,510$79,240
Wyoming$45,590$59,620$65,020$74,990$78,690

Annual Average Salary: Top 5 States

The top earning state in the field is New Mexico, where the average salary is $79,210.

These are the top 5 earning states in the field:

New Mexico - $79,210
Alaska - $71,950
New York - $71,050
California - $68,340
Washington - $65,450

Millwrights: Salary Overview

Millwrights install, dismantle or transport machinery and other heavy equipment in accordance with blueprints and other drawings.

A millwright’s job responsibilities include disassembling and reassembling the equipment, reviewing engineering specifications, supervising other workers, working with a variety of hand tools, visiting construction sites, and more.

Millwrights are paid a fixed salary or an hourly wage.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual wage for millwrights was $57,050 as of May 2019 while the median wage (the “middle value” for the salary distribution) for this profession was $55,560.

The hourly wage for millwrights ranges between less than $16 and more than $39 per hour.

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Salaries vary widely depending on the millwright’s level of experience, education, the region, and the industry of employment, among other factors.

The numbers published by BLS show that the lowest 10 percent earned less than $35,030 while the highest 10 percent made more than $81,080.

Millwright Salary by Industry

Most millwrights work in power plants, factories, and some of them also travel to construction sites.

The biggest employers for millwrights were building equipment contractors, an industry that hired 12,360 millwrights in 2019.

The average annual salary for millwrights who worked in this field was $56,890.

Millwrights who were employed in the field of nonresidential building construction earned, on average, $56,360 per year.

The mean annual wage was $53,700 for millwrights employed in the field of employment services and $54,170 for those who worked in the sector of commercial and industrial machinery and equipment repair and maintenance.

The highest average annual salary was reported by millwrights who worked in the field of electric power generation, transmission, and distribution.

This sector hired only 140 millwrights and paid them, on average, with $86,280 a year, a salary considerably higher than the average for this profession.

Approximately 130 millwrights worked in the field of scientific research and were paid, on average, $76,040.

Other fields where millwrights have better chances of being paid an annual salary higher to the average for this profession are the utility system sector, other heavy and civil engineering construction, and aerospace product and parts manufacturers.

The utility system construction sector hired approximately 1,050 millwrights in 2019 who were paid, on average, with $72,990 per year.

The average annual salary was $71,970 a year for millwrights who worked in the field of heavy and civil engineering construction and $70,800 for those who were employed by aerospace products and parts manufacturers.

Completing an accredited millwright certificate program or an apprenticeship program can help you find a better paying job in this field.

Apprenticeship periods typically last approximately four years and are completed in a workplace setting.

The apprenticeships are sponsored by industries and during this period trainees receive a salary.

After finishing your apprenticeship period your salary can increase depending on your skills and the industry of employment.

After gaining a few years of experience in the field, millwrights who have good communication and leadership skills can be promoted to a better-paid supervisory position.

Millwright Commissions and Other Benefits

In order to motivate workers, some employers offer commission, bonuses, and profit-sharing in addition to the salary.

According to payscale.com, millwrights earned approximately $12,800 a year in commissions, $2,027 in bonuses, and $3,070 in profit sharing but these amounts vary depending on the employee’s level of experience, skills, the size of the company and the millwright’s role within the company.

Job Prospects

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall employment of industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028.

This expected growth is explained, in part, by the fact that as manufacturing machinery becomes more sophisticated more machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights will be needed to keep these machines in working order.

* Based on information from the May 2019 salary report from the BLS. The figures represent accumulated data for all states of employment for Millwrights. BLS data represents averages and medians for workers at all levels of education and experience. This data doesn't represent starting salaries.

* Employment conditions in your area may vary.


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