Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
40,030 2.6 % $25.31 $52,650 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.49 $19.49 $24.71 $30.75 $36.71
Annual Wage (2) $32,210 $40,540 $51,390 $63,960 $76,350


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 12,010 0.63 $25.41 $52,850
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,400 0.61 $24.37 $50,690
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,250 1.09 $23.84 $49,580
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,860 0.33 $30.97 $64,420
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,610 1.59 $24.76 $51,510

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 1,610 1.59 $24.76 $51,510
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,280 1.40 $21.05 $43,780
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,250 1.09 $23.84 $49,580
Foundries 1,390 1.09 $26.49 $55,110
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 780 1.07 $22.63 $47,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $34.92 $72,630
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing 80 0.09 $34.13 $70,990
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,250 0.61 $33.81 $70,320
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 240 0.05 $32.23 $67,040
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 200 0.05 $31.31 $65,130


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 3,350 0.29 1.00 $22.09 $45,940
Michigan 3,150 0.76 2.62 $29.45 $61,260
Ohio 2,650 0.50 1.73 $28.62 $59,530
Indiana 2,350 0.80 2.75 $26.80 $55,740
California 2,190 0.14 0.49 $27.05 $56,260




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)
Iowa 1,510 0.99 3.41 $24.21 $50,350
Mississippi 1,040 0.94 3.25 $23.03 $47,900
Indiana 2,350 0.80 2.75 $26.80 $55,740
Michigan 3,150 0.76 2.62 $29.45 $61,260
Louisiana 1,270 0.66 2.26 $23.28 $48,420




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 0.47 1.61 $31.66 $65,850
Wyoming 90 0.31 1.08 $31.04 $64,570
Washington 1,420 0.47 1.64 $30.71 $63,870
Kansas 390 0.28 0.98 $29.96 $62,320
Michigan 3,150 0.76 2.62 $29.45 $61,260





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 1,400 0.48 1.65 $23.66 $49,210
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 940 1.29 4.46 $28.30 $58,860
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 740 0.63 2.16 $33.07 $68,780
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 710 0.72 2.47 $26.12 $54,320
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 680 0.63 2.16 $26.20 $54,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 660 0.27 0.91 $24.10 $50,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 630 0.15 0.53 $30.91 $64,280
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 520 0.15 0.50 $25.65 $53,360
Baton Rouge, LA 490 1.24 4.28 $22.22 $46,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 470 0.25 0.86 $26.52 $55,150




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)
Longview, WA 200 5.50 18.95 $28.41 $59,100
Florence, SC 310 3.79 13.05 $19.92 $41,440
Alexandria, LA 210 3.42 11.79 $25.40 $52,830
Albany, OR 80 2.01 6.91 $21.34 $44,380
Saginaw, MI 160 1.87 6.44 $32.82 $68,260
Peoria, IL 310 1.75 6.01 $27.71 $57,630
Cedar Rapids, IA 240 1.69 5.81 $24.20 $50,330
Battle Creek, MI 90 1.68 5.80 $29.79 $61,950
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 370 1.40 4.82 $27.45 $57,090
Muskegon, MI 90 1.38 4.77 $24.03 $49,990