Millwrights

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2019 Workforce
51k
Average Age
45.6
Estimated Job Growth
6.98%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$68,498
Average Male Salary
$68,669
Average Female Salary
$59,834

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 Metal ore mining. Millwrights are paid most in Grant, Miami & Wabash Counties PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Porter County PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$68,498
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,056

In 2019, Millwrights earned an average of $68,498, $12,974 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Human resources workers make somewhat more than Millwrights while Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers 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

0.228
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Millwrights had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.228, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Millwrights.

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Spatial Concentration

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, Sawmills & wood preservation, and Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

51k
2019 Workforce
± 5,543
20.9%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 13.4%

The number of people employed as Millwrights has been growing at a rate of 20.9%, from 42,171 people in 2018 to 50,998 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Millwrights employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Millwrights at  25.6%, followed by Sawmills & wood preservation with 8.56% and Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing with 7.66%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Millwrights in the US. The average age of male Millwrights in the workforce is 45.6 and of female Millwrights is 44.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Millwrights is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

50k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,489
990
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 772

98.1% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

89.4% of Millwrights are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 4.43% of Millwrights, White (Hispanic) 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

45.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.45
44.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 9.32

The median age of Millwrights is 45.6, and Male employees are generally 0.931 years older 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 Engineering but a relatively high number of Millwrights hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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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 Operation Monitoring, Equipment Maintenance, and Troubleshooting. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Millwrights need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Millwrights from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Millwrights are expected to see a growth of 6.98% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

6.98%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Millwrights. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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