Salary for Millwrights

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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 career community 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 can earn average salaries in a range of $36,450 to $83,690 based on levels of tenure. will most likely receive an average wage of fifty-nine thousand and eigthy dollars on a yearly basis.

are compensated at the highest average salary in New Mexico, where they can earn a compensation of close to $82,340. They can get the best pay in Utilities, where they earn average pay levels of $87,510.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 31.16 percent nationwide in that time.


Millwrights tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Transportation and Warehousing
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

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