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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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)
44,400 3.2 % $ 28.40 $ 59,080 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Millwrights:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.52 $ 21.63 $ 27.53 $ 34.05 $ 40.24
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,450 $ 44,990 $ 57,260 $ 70,820 $ 83,690


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 11,610 0.53 $ 29.68 $ 61,730
Nonresidential Building Construction 6,820 0.84 $ 27.09 $ 56,350
Employment Services 2,360 0.07 $ 25.29 $ 52,610
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,310 1.12 $ 26.38 $ 54,860
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,840 2.07 $ 23.52 $ 48,920

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 1,840 2.07 $ 23.52 $ 48,920
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,310 1.12 $ 26.38 $ 54,860
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 990 1.08 $ 30.67 $ 63,790
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 850 1.06 $ 24.71 $ 51,400
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 550 0.98 $ 27.78 $ 57,790

Top paying industries for Millwrights:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 130 0.04 $ 42.94 $ 89,320
Tobacco Manufacturing 30 0.30 $ 39.14 $ 81,410
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 200 0.16 $ 35.82 $ 74,510
Utility System Construction 1,030 0.19 $ 35.65 $ 74,150
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 $ 35.02 $ 72,840


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.





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)
Texas 4,830 0.40 1.25 $ 25.58 $ 53,210
Michigan 2,710 0.69 2.16 $ 32.63 $ 67,860
California 2,700 0.16 0.51 $ 34.23 $ 71,190
Ohio 2,370 0.46 1.44 $ 29.73 $ 61,850
Illinois 2,170 0.39 1.21 $ 31.48 $ 65,490




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)
West Virginia 660 1.01 3.17 $ 24.51 $ 50,980
Louisiana 1,780 0.99 3.09 $ 28.95 $ 60,210
Alaska 280 0.93 2.92 $ 33.56 $ 69,790
Kentucky 1,500 0.84 2.64 $ 27.34 $ 56,860
Iowa 1,220 0.83 2.61 $ 25.76 $ 53,570




Top paying states for Millwrights:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 170 0.22 0.69 $ 39.58 $ 82,340
California 2,700 0.16 0.51 $ 34.23 $ 71,190
Alaska 280 0.93 2.92 $ 33.56 $ 69,790
Missouri 530 0.20 0.61 $ 33.52 $ 69,730
New York 1,160 0.13 0.42 $ 32.96 $ 68,550





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 1,580 0.36 1.14 $ 30.51 $ 63,460
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,530 0.51 1.61 $ 24.43 $ 50,820
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,300 0.73 2.29 $ 34.13 $ 71,000
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 910 0.91 2.84 $ 26.62 $ 55,370
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 830 0.23 0.72 $ 26.87 $ 55,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 820 0.31 0.98 $ 25.89 $ 53,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 770 0.41 1.30 $ 32.11 $ 66,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 740 0.13 0.40 $ 32.15 $ 66,880
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 700 1.14 3.56 $ 29.58 $ 61,530
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 590 0.07 0.21 $ 39.31 $ 81,770




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)
Decatur, IL 250 5.56 17.42 $ 27.02 $ 56,200
Lewiston, ID-WA 110 4.40 13.77 $ 33.60 $ 69,890
Lake Charles, LA 450 4.38 13.74 $ 31.25 $ 65,000
Decatur, AL 200 3.71 11.61 $ 20.46 $ 42,550
Lima, OH 100 2.15 6.74 $ 30.89 $ 64,260
Albany, OR 90 2.02 6.32 $ 29.65 $ 61,680
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 70 1.99 6.23 $ 23.80 $ 49,500
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 70 1.75 5.47 $ 26.85 $ 55,840
Cedar Rapids, IA 240 1.72 5.40 $ 28.27 $ 58,790
Muskegon, MI 90 1.70 5.31 $ 28.75 $ 59,800




Top paying metropolitan areas for Millwrights:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elmira, NY (8) (8) (8) $ 45.28 $ 94,190
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 330 0.17 0.53 $ 43.54 $ 90,570
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 460 0.20 0.62 $ 40.91 $ 85,090
Wenatchee, WA 80 1.68 5.27 $ 39.96 $ 83,120
St. Louis, MO-IL 220 0.17 0.52 $ 39.75 $ 82,680
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 590 0.07 0.21 $ 39.31 $ 81,770
Kennewick-Richland, WA 100 0.91 2.86 $ 37.60 $ 78,200
Rockford, IL 130 0.99 3.10 $ 36.16 $ 75,220
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 35.77 $ 74,400
Duluth, MN-WI 60 0.51 1.60 $ 35.66 $ 74,170

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 420 1.75 5.48 $ 30.21 $ 62,840
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 320 1.52 4.75 $ 23.80 $ 49,500
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 260 3.52 11.02 $ 25.53 $ 53,090
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 220 1.59 4.99 $ 26.97 $ 56,110
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.51 1.60 $ 20.64 $ 42,940

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)
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 260 3.52 11.02 $ 25.53 $ 53,090
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 190 2.26 7.08 $ 20.62 $ 42,900
Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area 140 2.09 6.54 $ 25.16 $ 52,340
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 1.91 5.97 $ 21.28 $ 44,250
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 120 1.81 5.66 $ 23.47 $ 48,820

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Millwrights:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 140 1.43 4.47 $ 34.16 $ 71,050
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.57 $ 33.79 $ 70,290
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 100 1.21 3.78 $ 32.86 $ 68,340
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 0.87 $ 32.31 $ 67,200
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 30.93 $ 64,340


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021