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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
47,320 3.1 % $27.43 $57,050 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.84 $20.89 $26.71 $33.26 $38.98
Annual Wage (2) $35,030 $43,450 $55,560 $69,190 $81,080


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 12,360 0.55 $27.35 $56,890
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,680 0.80 $27.10 $56,360
Employment Services 3,240 0.09 $25.82 $53,700
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,400 1.12 $26.04 $54,170
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,040 2.23 $22.93 $47,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 2,040 2.23 $22.93 $47,700
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,080 1.17 $29.93 $62,260
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 960 1.17 $25.16 $52,320
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,400 1.12 $26.04 $54,170
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 570 0.95 $27.65 $57,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 140 0.04 $41.48 $86,280
Scientific Research and Development Services 130 0.02 $36.56 $76,040
Utility System Construction 1,050 0.18 $35.09 $72,990
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 230 0.19 $34.60 $71,970
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 260 0.05 $34.04 $70,800


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 4,520 0.36 1.13 $25.33 $52,690
Michigan 3,360 0.77 2.40 $30.68 $63,820
Ohio 2,870 0.53 1.64 $28.07 $58,380
California 2,710 0.16 0.48 $32.85 $68,340
Indiana 2,490 0.81 2.52 $26.48 $55,070




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)
Louisiana 1,820 0.95 2.94 $28.09 $58,440
North Dakota 370 0.88 2.73 $25.50 $53,030
Iowa 1,310 0.85 2.63 $25.74 $53,540
Indiana 2,490 0.81 2.52 $26.48 $55,070
Michigan 3,360 0.77 2.40 $30.68 $63,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 190 0.23 0.72 $38.08 $79,210
Alaska 240 0.74 2.30 $34.59 $71,950
New York 1,120 0.12 0.36 $34.16 $71,050
California 2,710 0.16 0.48 $32.85 $68,340
Washington 1,410 0.43 1.32 $31.47 $65,450





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,710 0.36 1.13 $30.36 $63,140
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,480 0.75 2.32 $33.36 $69,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,180 0.43 1.34 $23.81 $49,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 980 0.16 0.49 $31.07 $64,620
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 820 1.25 3.89 $24.92 $51,840
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 820 0.08 0.26 $37.86 $78,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 770 0.39 1.21 $29.26 $60,870
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 720 0.20 0.61 $26.19 $54,480
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 690 0.28 0.87 $39.76 $82,700
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 650 0.23 0.70 $29.65 $61,680




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)
Decatur, IL 410 8.38 26.00 $25.34 $52,700
Lewiston, ID-WA 100 3.91 12.15 $31.95 $66,460
Saginaw, MI 290 3.39 10.53 $26.64 $55,410
Lake Charles, LA 370 3.17 9.85 $31.94 $66,440
Lima, OH 150 2.96 9.20 $26.59 $55,310
Cedar Rapids, IA 390 2.73 8.48 $27.33 $56,850
Albany, OR 120 2.67 8.27 $27.39 $56,980
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 120 2.36 7.31 $30.66 $63,760
Decatur, AL 120 2.22 6.90 $20.79 $43,230
Wenatchee, WA 80 1.71 5.30 $37.80 $78,630