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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

49-9044 Millwrights

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


National estimates for Millwrights
Industry profile for Millwrights
Geographic profile for Millwrights

National estimates for Millwrights:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Millwrights:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
39,240 3.5 % $ 29.45 $ 61,260 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Millwrights:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.20 $ 22.86 $ 29.00 $ 36.59 $ 39.03
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,860 $ 47,540 $ 60,330 $ 76,110 $ 81,190


Industry profile for Millwrights:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Millwrights:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 9,890 0.44 $ 30.21 $ 62,830
Nonresidential Building Construction 5,930 0.76 $ 29.61 $ 61,590
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,720 1.30 $ 26.86 $ 55,860
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,970 2.24 $ 25.09 $ 52,190
Employment Services 1,900 0.05 $ 28.44 $ 59,150

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Millwrights:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,970 2.24 $ 25.09 $ 52,190
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,720 1.30 $ 26.86 $ 55,860
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,030 1.18 $ 31.54 $ 65,610
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 760 0.97 $ 26.11 $ 54,310
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 670 0.83 $ 26.61 $ 55,350

Top paying industries for Millwrights:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 60 0.01 $ 38.73 $ 80,550
Natural Gas Distribution 30 0.03 $ 38.65 $ 80,390
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 140 0.03 $ 37.11 $ 77,190
Warehousing and Storage 270 0.02 $ 36.62 $ 76,170
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,640 0.67 $ 36.44 $ 75,790


Geographic profile for Millwrights:

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



Map of employment of millwrights by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Millwrights:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 2,730 0.52 1.88 $ 31.95 $ 66,450
Texas 2,600 0.21 0.76 $ 26.88 $ 55,900
Michigan 2,520 0.62 2.23 $ 34.53 $ 71,820
Louisiana 2,410 1.34 4.82 $ 31.39 $ 65,290
Illinois 2,250 0.40 1.44 $ 37.29 $ 77,570


Map of location quotient of millwrights by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 2,410 1.34 4.82 $ 31.39 $ 65,290
Wyoming 190 0.74 2.66 $ 29.35 $ 61,050
Arkansas 870 0.73 2.64 $ 24.60 $ 51,160
West Virginia 470 0.71 2.57 $ 27.31 $ 56,800
Iowa 980 0.66 2.37 $ 27.12 $ 56,420


Map of annual mean wages of millwrights by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Millwrights:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 2,250 0.40 1.44 $ 37.29 $ 77,570
Michigan 2,520 0.62 2.23 $ 34.53 $ 71,820
New Mexico 70 0.09 0.34 $ 34.50 $ 71,760
Massachusetts 340 0.10 0.36 $ 34.43 $ 71,610
Alaska 160 0.55 1.98 $ 33.96 $ 70,630



Map of employment of millwrights by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Millwrights:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,570 0.37 1.33 $ 38.84 $ 80,780
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,440 0.80 2.87 $ 35.38 $ 73,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 840 0.32 1.16 $ 28.85 $ 60,010
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 730 0.08 0.30 $ 36.33 $ 75,560
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 670 0.23 0.83 $ 29.48 $ 61,320
Baton Rouge, LA 640 1.74 6.26 $ 32.67 $ 67,960
Kansas City, MO-KS 580 0.57 2.06 $ 32.76 $ 68,140
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 570 0.16 0.57 $ 27.75 $ 57,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 570 0.10 0.36 $ 33.08 $ 68,810
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 440 0.43 1.55 $ 31.77 $ 66,070


Map of location quotient of millwrights by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Longview, WA 80 2.15 7.72 $ 31.88 $ 66,320
Alexandria, LA 120 2.02 7.27 $ 28.45 $ 59,180
Monroe, MI 70 1.96 7.03 $ 34.68 $ 72,140
Baton Rouge, LA 640 1.74 6.26 $ 32.67 $ 67,960
Lewiston, ID-WA 40 1.62 5.81 $ 33.98 $ 70,670
Toledo, OH 440 1.56 5.61 $ 36.47 $ 75,850
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 50 1.40 5.03 $ 24.87 $ 51,730
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 70 1.39 4.98 $ 29.26 $ 60,870
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 170 1.37 4.92 $ 33.50 $ 69,680
Decatur, AL 70 1.35 4.85 $ 24.03 $ 49,980


Map of annual mean wages of millwrights by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Millwrights:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kennewick-Richland, WA 60 0.53 1.90 $ 44.03 $ 91,590
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 230 0.10 0.36 $ 43.55 $ 90,580
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,570 0.37 1.33 $ 38.84 $ 80,780
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 0.22 $ 36.77 $ 76,490
Toledo, OH 440 1.56 5.61 $ 36.47 $ 75,850
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 730 0.08 0.30 $ 36.33 $ 75,560
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 150 0.29 1.05 $ 36.19 $ 75,280
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 210 0.08 0.28 $ 35.39 $ 73,620
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,440 0.80 2.87 $ 35.38 $ 73,580
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 330 0.17 0.61 $ 35.38 $ 73,580

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Millwrights:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 310 1.30 4.67 $ 30.64 $ 63,730
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 290 3.15 11.31 $ 25.67 $ 53,390
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 260 1.23 4.40 $ 26.30 $ 54,710
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 220 1.81 6.51 $ 30.13 $ 62,660
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.14 4.09 $ 25.07 $ 52,140

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 290 3.15 11.31 $ 25.67 $ 53,390
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 180 2.88 10.35 $ 24.46 $ 50,890
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 170 2.49 8.94 $ 29.01 $ 60,350
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 160 2.21 7.93 $ 26.38 $ 54,870
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 160 1.97 7.07 $ 30.23 $ 62,880

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Millwrights:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.69 2.48 $ 34.16 $ 71,040
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 130 0.73 2.61 $ 32.08 $ 66,720
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 110 0.69 2.47 $ 31.57 $ 65,660
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.87 $ 31.51 $ 65,540
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.60 2.16 $ 31.11 $ 64,700


About May 2021 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022