Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
38,680 2.9 % $24.58 $51,130 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.78 $18.75 $24.05 $30.63 $35.41
Annual Wage (2) $30,730 $39,000 $50,030 $63,710 $73,650


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 11,270 0.65 $24.69 $51,360
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,960 0.75 $22.12 $46,010
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1,780 0.35 $28.97 $60,270
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 1,770 1.67 $25.01 $52,020
Foundries 1,650 1.30 $25.54 $53,120

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 1,770 1.67 $25.01 $52,020
Foundries 1,650 1.30 $25.54 $53,120
Sawmills and Wood Preservation 1,100 1.28 $19.71 $41,010
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing 680 1.04 $21.00 $43,690
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,640 0.84 $25.08 $52,160

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 170 0.19 $32.83 $68,290
Scientific Research and Development Services 310 0.05 $32.07 $66,710
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $31.97 $66,500
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 80 0.04 $31.90 $66,360
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 1,310 0.74 $31.15 $64,790


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 3,630 0.33 1.14 $20.93 $43,530
Michigan 3,330 0.83 2.86 $28.77 $59,840
Ohio 2,860 0.56 1.91 $25.44 $52,920
Indiana 2,230 0.78 2.68 $23.82 $49,540
California 2,130 0.14 0.50 $26.47 $55,050




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)
Michigan 3,330 0.83 2.86 $28.77 $59,840
Alabama 1,450 0.79 2.70 $20.82 $43,300
Indiana 2,230 0.78 2.68 $23.82 $49,540
Mississippi 840 0.77 2.65 $20.60 $42,850
Iowa 1,060 0.71 2.44 $21.37 $44,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,490 0.53 1.81 $31.69 $65,910
Wyoming 170 0.61 2.10 $30.67 $63,800
New York 1,030 0.12 0.41 $30.44 $63,320
New Mexico 70 0.09 0.29 $29.26 $60,860
Alaska 150 0.45 1.56 $29.13 $60,590





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 1,300 0.47 1.61 $21.66 $45,060
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 940 1.34 4.58 $30.15 $62,720
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 920 0.83 2.84 $30.49 $63,410
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 760 1.55 5.30 $20.12 $41,860
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 610 0.42 1.44 $35.60 $74,040
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 560 0.15 0.52 $33.78 $70,250
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 520 0.85 2.92 $28.44 $59,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 520 0.22 0.77 $21.82 $45,390
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 510 0.50 1.71 $28.20 $58,650
St. Louis, MO-IL 500 0.38 1.31 $27.36 $56,900




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 260 7.62 26.14 $26.09 $54,270
Kokomo, IN 240 5.92 20.30 $33.22 $69,090
Lima, OH 100 2.13 7.29 $24.62 $51,210
Monroe, MI 80 2.03 6.94 $25.22 $52,450
Cedar Rapids, IA 270 1.96 6.72 $23.38 $48,620
Battle Creek, MI 100 1.95 6.68 $27.98 $58,200
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 110 1.89 6.49 $25.13 $52,270
Glens Falls, NY 100 1.81 6.21 $25.36 $52,750
Decatur, AL 80 1.57 5.38 $19.32 $40,190
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 760 1.55 5.30 $20.12 $41,860




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)
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 70 0.73 2.50 $38.62 $80,330
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 170 0.13 0.46 $38.33 $79,730
Spokane, WA (8) (8) (8) $35.85 $74,580
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 610 0.42 1.44 $35.60 $74,040
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 220 0.04 0.15 $35.02 $72,830
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 560 0.15 0.52 $33.78 $70,250
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 460 0.45 1.56 $33.32 $69,310
Kokomo, IN 240 5.92 20.30 $33.22 $69,090
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 50 0.58 1.98 $32.76 $68,140
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 220 0.81 2.77 $32.57 $67,730

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 610 2.62 8.97 $25.43 $52,890
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 380 1.38 4.72 $17.01 $35,390
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 350 1.98 6.80 $22.05 $45,870
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 340 2.58 8.84 $19.00 $39,510
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 260 2.11 7.24 $19.25 $40,040

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)
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 3.48 11.93 $22.87 $47,560
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 130 2.76 9.46 $30.43 $63,290
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 610 2.62 8.97 $25.43 $52,890
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 340 2.58 8.84 $19.00 $39,510
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 100 2.19 7.51 $21.56 $44,840

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 90 1.23 4.23 $33.36 $69,400
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 130 2.76 9.46 $30.43 $63,290
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 80 1.20 4.12 $28.46 $59,190
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 1.92 $27.20 $56,570
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.66 $26.86 $55,870


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014