Millwrights

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Total Workforce

38.7k

Average Age

45.4

Estimated Job Growth

9.87%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$62,362

Average Male Salary

$61,967

Average Female Salary

$74,609

About

Millwrights are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Millwrights was $62,362 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Millwrights by wage are Fire inspectors, Transportation inspectors, and Training & development specialists.

Millwrights are part of the Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, Avionics technicians, Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers, Electronic equipment installers & repairers, motor vehicles, Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers, Security & fire alarm systems installers, Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, Automotive body & related repairers, Automotive glass installers & repairers, Automotive service technicians & mechanics, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, Small engine mechanics, Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers, Control & valve installers & repairers, Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, Home appliance repairers, Maintenance workers, machinery, Millwrights, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, Electrical powerline installers & repairers, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Precision instrument & equipment repairers, Maintenance & repair workers, general, Coin, vending, & amusement machine servicers & repairers, Locksmiths & safe repairers, Riggers, Helpersinstallation, maintenance, & repair workers , and Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians

The top 3 locations that employ the most Millwrights are Hibbing & Cloquet Cities PUMA, MN, Porter County PUMA, IN, and Douglas County PUMA, OR. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Millwrights are Hibbing & Cloquet Cities PUMA, MN, Douglas County PUMA, OR, and Porter County PUMA, IN.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Millwrights and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Millwrights, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Millwrights, by average wage, is Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing. Millwrights are paid most in Grant, Miami & Wabash Counties PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Hibbing & Cloquet Cities PUMA, MN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$62,362

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,482

In 2017, Millwrights earned an average of $62,362, $10,297 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Fire inspectors make somewhat more than Millwrights while Transportation inspectors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Millwrights as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

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WAGE GINI

In 2017, Millwrights had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.245, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Millwrights (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Millwrights

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Millwrights.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Millwrights, by number of employees, are Construction, Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills , and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

38.7k

2017 Workforce

± 4,827

-2.95%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 18.1%

The number of people employed as Millwrights has been declining at a rate of -2.95%, from 39,847 people in 2016 to 38,670 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Millwrights employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Millwrights at  30%, followed by Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills  with 8.1% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 7.09%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Millwrights in the US. The average age of male Millwrights in the workforce is 45.3 and of female Millwrights is 47, and the most common race/ethnicity for Millwrights is White.

Gender Composition

37.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,751

1.21k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 854

96.9% of Millwrights are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Millwrights.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Millwrights

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Two or More Races

92.2% of Millwrights are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 3.37% of Millwrights, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Millwrights.

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Age by Gender

45.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.6

47

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 11

The median age of Millwrights is 45.4, and Male employees are generally 1.71 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Millwrights from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Millwrights is false but a relatively high number of Millwrights hold a major in false.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Millwrights from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Millwrights need many skills, but most especially Installation, Equipment Maintenance, and Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Millwrights need more than the average amount of Installation, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Millwrights from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Millwrights are expected to see a growth of 9.87% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

9.87%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Millwrights. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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