Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
38,050 2.8 % $24.39 $50,730 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.50 $18.46 $23.80 $30.63 $35.27
Annual Wage (2) $30,170 $38,400 $49,510 $63,710 $73,360


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 11,430 0.69 $24.25 $50,440
Nonresidential Building Construction 5,180 0.79 $22.82 $47,460
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,820 1.69 $25.83 $53,730
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,810 0.38 $29.87 $62,130
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,580 0.83 $25.40 $52,840

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 1,820 1.69 $25.83 $53,730
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 870 1.40 $20.74 $43,140
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,100 1.32 $19.65 $40,870
Foundries 1,380 1.07 $25.32 $52,670
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,580 0.83 $25.40 $52,840

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 190 0.21 $33.90 $70,510
Tobacco Manufacturing (8) (8) $32.30 $67,180
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,130 0.67 $30.96 $64,390
Scientific Research and Development Services 240 0.04 $30.43 $63,300
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,810 0.38 $29.87 $62,130


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 3,710 0.35 1.20 $21.32 $44,350
Michigan 3,090 0.79 2.70 $27.99 $58,210
Ohio 2,560 0.51 1.73 $24.57 $51,100
Indiana 2,390 0.85 2.92 $23.56 $49,010
California 1,790 0.13 0.43 $27.36 $56,900




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 2,390 0.85 2.92 $23.56 $49,010
Wyoming 220 0.79 2.70 $27.96 $58,150
Mississippi 850 0.79 2.71 $20.06 $41,720
Michigan 3,090 0.79 2.70 $27.99 $58,210
Maine 440 0.75 2.58 $22.59 $46,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,430 0.52 1.77 $32.33 $67,240
Alaska 130 0.41 1.40 $29.71 $61,800
New York 1,130 0.13 0.45 $29.53 $61,420
Minnesota 1,010 0.38 1.31 $28.83 $59,970
Illinois 980 0.17 0.59 $28.59 $59,460





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-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,130 0.43 1.46 $22.58 $46,970
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 840 1.21 4.16 $29.54 $61,450
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 790 0.74 2.52 $30.16 $62,730
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 750 0.75 2.58 $28.06 $58,360
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 680 1.39 4.77 $20.19 $41,990
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.57 1.95 $32.99 $68,620
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 530 0.30 1.03 $29.71 $61,790
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 500 0.14 0.47 $34.23 $71,190
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 490 0.82 2.79 $25.68 $53,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 490 0.22 0.74 $21.50 $44,720




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)
Pascagoula, MS 250 4.75 16.28 $24.67 $51,310
Longview, WA 160 4.63 15.85 $29.90 $62,190
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 390 2.49 8.54 $27.45 $57,100
Glens Falls, NY 110 2.13 7.30 $25.94 $53,950
Cedar Rapids, IA 270 1.95 6.68 $23.46 $48,800
Anniston-Oxford, AL 80 1.91 6.54 $22.49 $46,790
Lima, OH 90 1.86 6.36 $24.49 $50,940
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 100 1.80 6.15 $21.50 $44,710
Bangor, ME 100 1.51 5.16 $24.38 $50,700
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 680 1.39 4.77 $20.19 $41,990




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 (8) (8) (8) $43.12 $89,680
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $35.40 $73,630
Spokane, WA 40 0.19 0.65 $34.42 $71,590
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 500 0.14 0.47 $34.23 $71,190
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 140 0.55 1.87 $33.23 $69,120
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.57 1.95 $32.99 $68,620
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 40 0.42 1.44 $32.72 $68,060
Flint, MI 170 1.35 4.62 $32.51 $67,620
Ann Arbor, MI 90 0.46 1.58 $32.18 $66,930
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 0.05 0.16 $31.68 $65,900

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 430 1.93 6.60 $25.09 $52,200
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 370 1.34 4.58 $19.08 $39,680
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 260 1.49 5.09 $23.01 $47,850
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 240 1.91 6.52 $19.69 $40,960
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 230 1.87 6.40 $18.17 $37,790

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 210 3.94 13.51 $29.74 $61,850
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 170 3.54 12.11 $27.84 $57,900
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 120 2.21 7.58 $20.55 $42,740
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.97 6.75 $19.92 $41,440
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 430 1.93 6.60 $25.09 $52,200

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 100 1.34 4.60 $32.74 $68,090
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 210 3.94 13.51 $29.74 $61,850
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.11 $58,480
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.22 $27.95 $58,140
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 170 3.54 12.11 $27.84 $57,900


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013