Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
39,670 2.7 % $25.94 $53,950 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.71 $19.65 $25.21 $31.70 $37.69
Annual Wage (2) $32,680 $40,880 $52,440 $65,940 $78,390


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 12,300 0.62 $25.77 $53,610
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,280 0.56 $25.23 $52,470
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,140 1.05 $24.49 $50,940
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,860 0.32 $32.20 $66,970
Employment Services 1,650 0.05 $26.01 $54,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,550 1.55 $25.78 $53,610
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,380 1.52 $21.87 $45,490
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 820 1.08 $23.58 $49,040
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,140 1.05 $24.49 $50,940
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 630 0.75 $27.30 $56,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,310 0.63 $34.55 $71,860
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 270 0.05 $33.16 $68,960
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 110 0.11 $33.03 $68,700
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 0.01 $32.49 $67,580
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,860 0.32 $32.20 $66,970


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 3,300 0.28 1.00 $22.70 $47,210
Michigan 2,910 0.69 2.45 $30.73 $63,920
Ohio 2,360 0.44 1.57 $29.11 $60,540
California 2,340 0.15 0.52 $29.43 $61,210
Indiana 2,260 0.76 2.67 $26.85 $55,840




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 1,050 0.94 3.32 $22.99 $47,810
Alaska 260 0.80 2.83 $29.17 $60,670
Indiana 2,260 0.76 2.67 $26.85 $55,840
Iowa 1,150 0.75 2.65 $26.33 $54,770
Michigan 2,910 0.69 2.45 $30.73 $63,920




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 920 0.10 0.36 $32.55 $67,700
New Mexico 140 0.18 0.62 $32.07 $66,700
Utah 210 0.15 0.53 $31.80 $66,140
Washington 1,420 0.46 1.64 $31.46 $65,450
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $31.29 $65,090





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 1,220 0.41 1.47 $24.30 $50,550
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 1,010 1.40 4.96 $30.56 $63,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.20 0.69 $30.37 $63,180
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 760 0.63 2.24 $33.99 $70,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 720 0.28 1.00 $24.07 $50,070
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 630 0.10 0.34 $35.78 $74,430
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 620 0.61 2.17 $27.12 $56,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 610 0.54 1.92 $26.16 $54,410
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 550 2.06 7.30 $26.00 $54,070
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 520 0.14 0.51 $26.66 $55,460




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 250 6.35 22.48 (8) (8)
Longview, WA 210 6.00 21.23 $32.14 $66,850
Alexandria, LA 230 3.77 13.36 $26.09 $54,260
Florence, SC 260 3.13 11.08 $20.93 $43,540
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 550 2.06 7.30 $26.00 $54,070
Albany, OR 70 1.66 5.88 $23.23 $48,320
Kankakee, IL 60 1.53 5.43 $19.96 $41,510
Toledo, OH 450 1.50 5.33 $29.63 $61,640
Saginaw, MI 130 1.48 5.24 $34.52 $71,810
Cedar Rapids, IA 200 1.44 5.10 $25.55 $53,150