Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
37,730 2.7 % $24.35 $50,650 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.12 $18.53 $23.69 $30.17 $35.00
Annual Wage (2) $31,440 $38,550 $49,270 $62,740 $72,800


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 11,380 0.70 $23.85 $49,610
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,740 0.73 $23.79 $49,480
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,910 1.74 $26.24 $54,580
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,850 0.42 $30.88 $64,240
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,200 1.44 $20.08 $41,760

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 1,910 1.74 $26.24 $54,580
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,200 1.44 $20.08 $41,760
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 860 1.38 $21.42 $44,550
Foundries 900 0.76 $25.87 $53,800
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,740 0.73 $23.79 $49,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 200 0.22 $32.83 $68,280
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 30 0.03 $32.06 $66,680
Tobacco Manufacturing (8) (8) $31.73 $66,000
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,850 0.42 $30.88 $64,240
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,030 0.67 $30.61 $63,680


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)
Michigan 3,210 0.84 2.85 $27.90 $58,030
Texas 3,070 0.30 1.01 $20.67 $42,990
Indiana 2,650 0.96 3.27 $25.24 $52,500
Ohio 2,290 0.46 1.57 $25.14 $52,280
California 1,780 0.13 0.43 $26.16 $54,410




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)
Indiana 2,650 0.96 3.27 $25.24 $52,500
Michigan 3,210 0.84 2.85 $27.90 $58,030
Wyoming 220 0.80 2.71 $29.43 $61,220
Maine 380 0.66 2.24 $22.35 $46,480
Mississippi 660 0.61 2.08 $19.37 $40,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 150 0.49 1.66 $31.66 $65,850
Washington 1,590 0.58 1.98 $31.32 $65,140
Wyoming 220 0.80 2.71 $29.43 $61,220
Illinois 1,170 0.21 0.71 $28.62 $59,520
Michigan 3,210 0.84 2.85 $27.90 $58,030





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)
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 830 1.22 4.15 $29.76 $61,900
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 830 0.32 1.10 $23.01 $47,860
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 780 0.90 3.07 $23.16 $48,180
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 730 0.70 2.38 $30.16 $62,730
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 720 0.52 1.78 $34.75 $72,280
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 670 0.69 2.34 $27.47 $57,140
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 650 0.18 0.62 $31.82 $66,190
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 490 0.10 0.33 $26.23 $54,550
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 460 0.47 1.61 $24.52 $51,010
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 440 0.26 0.87 $29.40 $61,160




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)
Lewiston, ID-WA 110 4.55 15.47 $25.60 $53,250
Longview, WA 120 3.66 12.43 $29.63 $61,630
Glens Falls, NY 140 2.64 8.98 $24.76 $51,510
Cedar Rapids, IA 290 2.08 7.08 $22.95 $47,730
Pascagoula, MS 110 2.02 6.88 $22.36 $46,520
Duluth, MN-WI 220 1.82 6.17 $24.63 $51,220
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 250 1.64 5.56 $24.09 $50,120
Lima, OH 70 1.50 5.09 (8) (8)
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL 60 1.47 4.99 $17.35 $36,080
Bangor, ME 90 1.40 4.76 $23.93 $49,780




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 150 0.12 0.42 $43.46 $90,400
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 720 0.52 1.78 $34.75 $72,280
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 210 0.82 2.80 $33.40 $69,470
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.44 1.51 $33.04 $68,720
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 70 0.12 0.41 $32.37 $67,340
Flint, MI 130 1.03 3.51 $31.91 $66,370
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 650 0.18 0.62 $31.82 $66,190
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 50 0.49 1.68 $31.53 $65,590
Spokane, WA 50 0.24 0.82 $31.52 $65,570
St. Cloud, MN 60 0.59 2.02 $31.36 $65,230

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 380 1.36 4.62 $19.77 $41,120
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 250 1.14 3.86 $25.68 $53,410
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 220 4.18 14.20 $29.85 $62,080
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.16 3.96 $17.28 $35,950
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.53 1.81 $20.66 $42,980

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 220 4.18 14.20 $29.85 $62,080
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 170 3.52 11.97 $27.58 $57,380
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 200 2.10 7.15 $19.27 $40,090
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 110 1.80 6.12 $24.50 $50,960
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 190 1.72 5.86 $25.90 $53,860

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.60 5.43 $32.17 $66,920
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 0.94 $30.12 $62,640
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 220 4.18 14.20 $29.85 $62,080
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 0.99 $28.92 $60,150
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.12 $58,480


About May 2011 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 mean 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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