Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-9044 Millwrights

Install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
36,670 2.4 % $23.95 $49,820 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.96 $18.30 $23.25 $29.48 $34.86
Annual Wage (2) $31,110 $38,060 $48,360 $61,310 $72,500


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 11,070 0.67 $22.87 $47,560
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,000 0.60 $23.33 $48,520
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 2,160 1.95 $26.26 $54,610
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,730 0.42 $31.32 $65,130
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,160 1.42 $20.45 $42,540

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 2,160 1.95 $26.26 $54,610
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 990 1.53 $20.47 $42,580
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,160 1.42 $20.45 $42,540
Metal Ore Mining 280 0.83 $25.47 $52,990
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 650 0.78 $23.36 $48,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,730 0.42 $31.32 $65,130
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 70 0.02 $31.29 $65,090
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 170 0.53 $30.74 $63,930
Warehousing and Storage 40 0.01 $30.25 $62,910
Scientific Research and Development Services 90 0.02 $29.37 $61,080


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 2,960 0.79 2.73 $29.75 $61,870
Indiana 2,310 0.85 2.93 $25.07 $52,140
Texas 2,300 0.23 0.79 $21.06 $43,800
Ohio 2,230 0.45 1.57 $25.13 $52,280
California 1,950 0.14 0.49 $26.75 $55,640




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 2,310 0.85 2.93 $25.07 $52,140
Michigan 2,960 0.79 2.73 $29.75 $61,870
Wyoming 190 0.69 2.40 $27.05 $56,250
Arkansas 760 0.67 2.33 $18.89 $39,280
Alabama 1,120 0.62 2.14 $21.15 $43,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 2,960 0.79 2.73 $29.75 $61,870
New Hampshire 50 0.08 0.28 $29.18 $60,700
Alaska 150 0.48 1.66 $28.92 $60,160
New Jersey 590 0.16 0.54 $28.51 $59,300
Washington 1,300 0.48 1.68 $28.03 $58,310

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 820 0.96 3.32 $23.05 $47,940
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 730 1.08 3.76 $30.52 $63,480
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 680 0.27 0.94 $24.44 $50,820
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 650 0.64 2.21 $32.50 $67,600
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 510 0.14 0.50 $28.00 $58,250
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 510 0.30 1.05 $26.31 $54,720
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 460 0.48 1.67 $26.72 $55,570
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 430 0.09 0.30 $25.28 $52,590
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 430 0.44 1.53 $21.94 $45,630
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 410 0.70 2.41 $18.87 $39,250




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lewiston, ID-WA 160 6.73 23.33 $26.33 $54,760
Longview, WA 120 3.51 12.15 $30.16 $62,740
Decatur, AL 130 2.46 8.53 $20.79 $43,240
Lima, OH 110 2.30 7.98 $29.32 $60,990
Glens Falls, NY 120 2.30 7.98 $24.62 $51,200
Morristown, TN 80 1.90 6.58 $20.04 $41,680
Kokomo, IN 70 1.80 6.23 $30.43 $63,300
Valdosta, GA 80 1.74 6.02 $20.54 $42,730
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 140 1.60 5.55 $23.74 $49,370
Bellingham, WA 120 1.58 5.49 $24.18 $50,290




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $37.56 $78,130
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.37 1.27 $34.53 $71,830
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 70 0.71 2.46 $33.70 $70,090
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.20 0.68 $32.85 $68,330
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 650 0.64 2.21 $32.50 $67,600
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.08 0.29 $32.16 $66,890
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.76 2.63 $31.27 $65,030
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.11 0.36 $30.88 $64,240
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 730 1.08 3.76 $30.52 $63,480
Kokomo, IN 70 1.80 6.23 $30.43 $63,300

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 300 2.34 8.10 $19.97 $41,550
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 260 0.94 3.25 $18.82 $39,150
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 250 1.18 4.08 $25.46 $52,950
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 220 0.58 2.01 $19.71 $41,000
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 210 4.15 14.37 $27.00 $56,160

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 210 4.15 14.37 $27.00 $56,160
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 150 2.99 10.36 $25.28 $52,580
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 300 2.34 8.10 $19.97 $41,550
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 120 1.95 6.74 $22.06 $45,880
Linn County, Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.94 6.72 $21.81 $45,370

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 30 1.19 4.13 $30.42 $63,280
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 1.64 5.70 $28.82 $59,950
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.63 $59,540
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 1.04 3.59 $27.38 $56,960
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 0.99 $27.10 $56,380


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011