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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
41,360 2.6 % $26.58 $55,290 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.03 $20.03 $25.95 $32.61 $38.51
Annual Wage (2) $33,350 $41,670 $53,980 $67,820 $80,090


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 0.58 $26.35 $54,800
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,740 0.61 $26.82 $55,780
Employment Services 2,550 0.07 $26.58 $55,280
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,380 1.17 $24.58 $51,120
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,970 0.33 $31.75 $66,040

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 1,690 1.83 $22.55 $46,900
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,200 1.24 $28.76 $59,810
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,380 1.17 $24.58 $51,120
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 720 0.94 $24.20 $50,340
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 430 0.75 $23.46 $48,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,340 0.61 $34.40 $71,540
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 270 0.06 $33.70 $70,100
Scientific Research and Development Services 150 0.02 $33.63 $69,950
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,970 0.33 $31.75 $66,040
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 40 0.03 $31.66 $65,840


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 3,790 0.32 1.10 $24.81 $51,600
Michigan 2,830 0.66 2.28 $30.44 $63,320
Ohio 2,800 0.52 1.80 $28.63 $59,550
California 2,500 0.15 0.52 $32.16 $66,890
Indiana 2,310 0.76 2.64 $25.95 $53,980




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)
Mississippi 1,140 1.02 3.52 $22.57 $46,950
Indiana 2,310 0.76 2.64 $25.95 $53,980
Alaska 230 0.71 2.45 $28.51 $59,310
Louisiana 1,300 0.68 2.35 $25.49 $53,020
Iowa 1,050 0.68 2.35 $25.90 $53,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 790 0.09 0.30 $33.00 $68,640
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $32.27 $67,120
California 2,500 0.15 0.52 $32.16 $66,890
New Mexico 110 0.13 0.46 $31.94 $66,430
Michigan 2,830 0.66 2.28 $30.44 $63,320



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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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,280 0.44 1.51 $27.92 $58,060
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 940 0.36 1.23 $23.06 $47,970
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 870 1.18 4.07 $30.91 $64,300
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 810 0.22 0.77 $28.81 $59,930
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 710 0.69 2.37 $24.80 $51,590
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 670 0.54 1.87 $35.16 $73,130
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 660 0.10 0.34 $38.08 $79,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.14 0.48 $27.20 $56,570
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 600 0.93 3.21 $25.87 $53,800
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 590 0.23 0.81 $24.41 $50,770


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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)
Kokomo, IN 240 6.18 21.29 $35.05 $72,890
Longview, WA 200 5.38 18.55 $31.66 $65,860
Saginaw, MI 290 3.44 11.86 $28.38 $59,040
Florence, SC 230 2.67 9.20 $23.49 $48,850
Alexandria, LA 150 2.50 8.60 $28.06 $58,370
Albany, OR 100 2.34 8.05 $22.46 $46,730
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 100 2.07 7.13 $28.17 $58,600
Cedar Rapids, IA 280 1.98 6.81 $26.32 $54,740
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 420 1.57 5.42 $26.73 $55,600
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 230 1.55 5.34 (8) (8)


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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 660 0.10 0.34 $38.08 $79,200
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $37.91 $78,860
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $37.87 $78,770
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.11 0.37 $37.61 $78,220
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $35.18 $73,180
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 670 0.54 1.87 $35.16 $73,130
Kokomo, IN 240 6.18 21.29 $35.05 $72,890
Kennewick-Richland, WA 80 0.69 2.39 $34.80 $72,390
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 150 0.70 2.42 $32.35 $67,300
Kansas City, MO-KS 310 0.29 1.01 $32.08 $66,730

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 350 1.40 4.82 $27.43 $57,040
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 310 2.08 7.18 $22.65 $47,120
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 260 3.87 13.32 $28.45 $59,180
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 250 1.12 3.85 $27.41 $57,010
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 0.79 2.72 $18.24 $37,940

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)
Southwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 260 3.87 13.32 $28.45 $59,180
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 3.46 11.91 $21.18 $44,060
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 100 2.15 7.39 $25.17 $52,340
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 310 2.08 7.18 $22.65 $47,120
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 130 1.96 6.76 $20.33 $42,290

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)
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 80 1.89 6.51 $31.90 $66,350
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.58 2.00 $31.16 $64,810
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $30.05 $62,500
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.33 $61,010
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.35 1.20 $29.26 $60,860


About May 2017 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 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018