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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
43,810 2.8 % $27.04 $56,250 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.39 $20.46 $26.47 $33.06 $38.78
Annual Wage (2) $34,090 $42,550 $55,060 $68,760 $80,660


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 11,970 0.56 $26.89 $55,930
Nonresidential Building Construction 5,910 0.73 $27.04 $56,240
Employment Services 3,080 0.08 $25.99 $54,060
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,090 1.01 $25.65 $53,340
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,880 2.04 $22.24 $46,250

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 1,880 2.04 $22.24 $46,250
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,190 1.29 $30.38 $63,190
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,090 1.01 $25.65 $53,340
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 570 0.99 $26.77 $55,690
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 770 0.97 $23.73 $49,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $34.68 $72,140
Scientific Research and Development Services 170 0.02 $34.42 $71,590
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,560 0.67 $34.42 $71,590
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 260 0.05 $34.08 $70,890
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 150 (7) $32.35 $67,280


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 4,060 0.34 1.11 $25.41 $52,850
California 2,880 0.17 0.56 $34.31 $71,350
Ohio 2,720 0.50 1.66 $27.57 $57,340
Michigan 2,570 0.60 1.97 $30.33 $63,090
Indiana 2,410 0.79 2.61 $26.07 $54,240




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)
Alaska 340 1.07 3.52 $29.47 $61,300
Louisiana 1,740 0.91 3.01 $28.07 $58,380
Mississippi 940 0.83 2.75 $20.83 $43,330
Iowa 1,280 0.83 2.74 $24.62 $51,220
Indiana 2,410 0.79 2.61 $26.07 $54,240




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 170 0.21 0.69 $34.64 $72,040
California 2,880 0.17 0.56 $34.31 $71,350
New Jersey 960 0.24 0.78 $32.63 $67,860
New York 990 0.11 0.35 $31.28 $65,060
Utah (8) (8) (8) $30.74 $63,940





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 1,490 0.32 1.06 $29.89 $62,160
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,360 0.69 2.28 $33.71 $70,120
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,140 0.38 1.27 $27.72 $57,660
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,120 0.12 0.39 $34.89 $72,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,050 0.39 1.29 $22.57 $46,960
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 980 0.27 0.91 $25.19 $52,400
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 920 0.38 1.26 $37.60 $78,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 850 0.14 0.46 $32.27 $67,130
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 580 0.89 2.95 $25.89 $53,850
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 570 0.29 0.96 $25.89 $53,840




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 220 5.75 19.00 $32.64 $67,880
Lewiston, ID-WA 110 4.14 13.67 $30.97 $64,420
Albany, OR 160 3.42 11.31 $24.41 $50,770
Lake Charles, LA 390 3.39 11.19 $31.15 $64,780
Lima, OH 160 3.17 10.47 $26.76 $55,650
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 150 3.13 10.34 $30.39 $63,210
Evansville, IN-KY 410 2.64 8.71 (8) (8)
Cedar Rapids, IA 310 2.19 7.23 $25.80 $53,670
Florence, SC 150 1.78 5.88 $23.61 $49,100
Dothan, AL 100 1.66 5.49 $18.20 $37,860