Millwrights

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
43.6k
Average Age
44.8
Estimated Job Growth
6.98%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$68,666
Average Male Salary
$68,839
Average Female Salary
$60,467

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 Logging. Millwrights are paid most in Southwest Region PUMA, MS but are relatively concentrated in Hibbing & Cloquet Cities PUMA, MN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$68,666
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,241

In 2020, Millwrights earned an average of $68,666, $12,712 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians make somewhat more than Millwrights while Compensation, benefits, & job analysis specialists 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

0.266
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Millwrights had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.266, 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

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Industries by Share

43.6k
2020 Workforce
± 5,125
0.686%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 16.5%

The number of people employed as Millwrights has been growing at a rate of 0.686%, from 43,291 people in 2019 to 43,588 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Millwrights employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Millwrights at  24.1%, followed by Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills  with 7.3% and Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing with 6.65%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Millwrights in the US. The average age of male Millwrights in the workforce is 44.9 and of female Millwrights is 44, and the most common race/ethnicity for Millwrights is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

42.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,072
901
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 737

97.9% of Millwrights are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

85.1% of Millwrights are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 4.34% 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 Sex

44.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.54
44
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 11.3

The median age of Millwrights is 44.8, and Male employees are generally 0.804 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 Business but a relatively high number of Millwrights hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

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 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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