Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
39,290 2.9 % $24.77 $51,520 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.04 $19.06 $24.26 $30.55 $35.84
Annual Wage (2) $31,280 $39,640 $50,460 $63,540 $74,540


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 11,520 0.64 $24.71 $51,400
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,720 0.68 $22.00 $45,760
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 2,060 1.97 $24.78 $51,540
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,840 0.92 $25.25 $52,520
Foundries 1,700 1.35 $24.70 $51,380

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 2,060 1.97 $24.78 $51,540
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,220 1.37 $20.37 $42,380
Foundries 1,700 1.35 $24.70 $51,380
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 830 1.18 $20.98 $43,630
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,840 0.92 $25.25 $52,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $34.59 $71,940
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,400 0.74 $33.14 $68,930
Local Government (OES Designation) 140 (7) $32.93 $68,480
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $32.61 $67,840
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 230 0.05 $31.59 $65,700


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)
Texas 3,440 0.31 1.05 $21.83 $45,410
Michigan 2,930 0.72 2.48 $29.41 $61,160
Ohio 2,660 0.51 1.76 $26.95 $56,060
Indiana 2,490 0.86 2.95 $23.90 $49,710
California 2,310 0.15 0.53 $27.71 $57,650



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)
Iowa 1,310 0.87 2.98 $22.90 $47,640
Indiana 2,490 0.86 2.95 $23.90 $49,710
Alabama 1,420 0.76 2.63 $20.51 $42,650
Michigan 2,930 0.72 2.48 $29.41 $61,160
Mississippi 740 0.68 2.33 $20.42 $42,460



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,250 0.43 1.48 $31.34 $65,180
Alaska 160 0.50 1.73 $31.26 $65,020
Michigan 2,930 0.72 2.48 $29.41 $61,160
Utah (8) (8) (8) $28.76 $59,830
Kansas 450 0.33 1.14 $28.77 $59,830




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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,410 0.50 1.70 $22.14 $46,050
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,060 1.13 3.90 $17.84 $37,100
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 880 0.77 2.66 $32.03 $66,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 730 0.18 0.62 $31.60 $65,720
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 730 1.47 5.05 $20.87 $43,410
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 700 0.66 2.26 $24.97 $51,940
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 680 0.94 3.24 $31.08 $64,640
Kansas City, MO-KS 630 0.63 2.17 $31.41 $65,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 560 0.23 0.80 $22.47 $46,750
St. Louis, MO-IL 480 0.37 1.28 $25.78 $53,630



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)
Longview, WA 270 7.90 27.17 $28.17 $58,590
Florence, SC 270 3.32 11.41 $18.44 $38,350
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 120 1.89 6.50 $24.83 $51,640
Bellingham, WA 150 1.83 6.28 (8) (8)
Battle Creek, MI 90 1.73 5.94 $29.11 $60,550
Cedar Rapids, IA 210 1.50 5.15 $23.64 $49,160
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 730 1.47 5.05 $20.87 $43,410
Spartanburg, SC 170 1.36 4.68 $23.27 $48,410
Lima, OH 60 1.24 4.25 (8) (8)
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 1.23 4.23 $24.22 $50,390



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)
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 50 0.46 1.60 $40.55 $84,350
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $36.69 $76,320
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 220 0.15 0.50 $35.17 $73,160
Spokane, WA 80 0.41 1.41 $34.01 $70,730
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 40 0.45 1.54 $33.68 $70,050
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 880 0.77 2.66 $32.03 $66,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 730 0.18 0.62 $31.60 $65,720
Kansas City, MO-KS 630 0.63 2.17 $31.41 $65,320
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 680 0.94 3.24 $31.08 $64,640
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.98 $64,440

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 610 2.72 9.37 $23.05 $47,950
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 580 2.45 8.43 $26.67 $55,470
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 330 2.70 9.30 $20.20 $42,010
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 240 1.81 6.22 $19.08 $39,690
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 220 1.13 3.89 $23.26 $48,380

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)
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 3.47 11.95 $20.84 $43,350
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 610 2.72 9.37 $23.05 $47,950
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 330 2.70 9.30 $20.20 $42,010
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 580 2.45 8.43 $26.67 $55,470
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 100 2.30 7.90 $21.61 $44,940

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $36.22 $75,330
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 160 1.07 3.69 $28.01 $58,270
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 0.99 $27.90 $58,040
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 80 1.28 4.42 $27.64 $57,500
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 130 0.76 2.63 $26.99 $56,130


About May 2014 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015