Salary for Millwrights

Also known as:  Construction Millwright, Machine Erector, Machinery Dismantler, Maintenance Millwright, Manufacturing Millwright helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our talent cluster and get scouted today!

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
Educational Services
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Wholesale Trade
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Public Administration