Salary for Millwrights

Also known as:  Construction Millwright, Machine Erector, Machinery Dismantler, Maintenance Millwright, Manufacturing Millwright helps manufacturing professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Millwrights move, install or dismantle large machines or other equipment according to blue prints or drawings. This job can sometimes be dangerous as workers are asked to operate heavy machinery by definition of the job. To become a machinery maintenance worker, vocational training is usually needed. Once hired, one or two years of job training is necessary before formal work can begin.

A Millwright earns an average compensation somewhere between 32000 - 48000 depending on seniority. Millwrights can get wages of Forty Nine Thousand Nine Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Millwrights can receive the best compensation in Michigan, where they can receive average pay of close to $65200. Employees in this career are paid the highest in Utilities, where they receive average compensation of $72020.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 10.74 percent nationwide in that time.
Millwrights tend to make the most in the following industries
Transportation and Warehousing $72,020
Utilities $64,680
Educational Services $53,790
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $52,830
Management of Companies and Enterprises $52,680
Manufacturing $52,610
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $40,730
Wholesale Trade $45,600
Other Services (except Public Administration) $47,200
Construction $47,540
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $47,990
Public Administration $49,090