The median hourly wage of millwrights was $23.25 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $14.96, and the top 10 percent earned more than $34.86. Wages often vary by industry and geographic region.
In May 2010, median hourly wages in industries employing the largest numbers of millwrights were as follows:
|Motor vehicle parts manufacturing||$32.88|
|Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills||26.16|
|Nonresidential building construction||22.94|
|Building equipment contractors||22.04|
|Sawmills and wood preservation||19.68|
Millwrights typically are employed on a contract basis and may spend only a few days or weeks at a single site. As a result, workers often have variable schedules and may experience downtime between jobs.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition