How Much Do Millwrights Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries


Millwrights install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$59080 per year
Hourly wage
$28 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$36,450 to $44,990 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$18 to $22 per hour

Entry-level Millwrights with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $36,450 to $44,990 per year or $18 to $22 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Millwrights to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $40 $83,690
Senior (Top 25%) $34 $70,820
Middle (Mid 50%) $28 $57,260
Junior (Bottom 25%) $22 $44,990
No experience (Bottom 10%) $18 $36,450

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NM $40 $82,340
CA $34 $71,190
AK $34 $69,790
MO $34 $69,730
NY $33 $68,550
WA $33 $68,210
MI $33 $67,860
AZ $32 $67,590
NJ $33 $67,590
WY $32 $66,440

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Millwright is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NM doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NM might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Millwrights are in the states of NM, CA, AK, MO and NY.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $89320 $42.94
Tobacco Manufacturing $81410 $39.14
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction $74510 $35.82
Utility System Construction $74150 $35.65
Scientific Research and Development Services $72840 $35.02
Metal Ore Mining $72770 $34.99
Local Government $72490 $34.85
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing $71850 $34.55
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing $71400 $34.33
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $68850 $33.10
Grain and Oilseed Milling $68470 $32.92
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $68190 $32.78
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services $67570 $32.49
Warehousing and Storage $66870 $32.15
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $66330 $31.89
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing $65620 $31.55
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing $65090 $31.30
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills $63790 $30.67
Foundries $63260 $30.41
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying $63070 $30.32
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing $61970 $29.79
Building Equipment Contractors $61730 $29.68
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $60950 $29.30
Waste Treatment and Disposal $59820 $28.76
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing $59500 $28.61
Rubber Product Manufacturing $58940 $28.34
Nonferrous Metal Production and Processing $58480 $28.11
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $58440 $28.10
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $58160 $27.96
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing $57790 $27.78

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