Millwrights

General Information

Description

Install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit91.48%
  2. Self-employed3.18%
  3. Private, not for profit2.22%
  4. Federal government1.49%
  5. State and local government1.35%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights is projected to grow 19 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 56,300 openings for industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$57,260

State-by-state Salary

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$87,430
$46,970
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 56%
  • Post-secondary certificate 30%
  • Associate's degree 8%
  • Less than high school 4%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Building and Construction
  • Design
  • Education and Training

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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