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Occupational Employment Statistics


49-9044 Millwrights

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

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southwest Minnesota 7015$26.64/hr$19.55/hr$22.22/hr$28.61/hr$29.83/hr$36.90/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities30$30.62/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 20$32.43/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$38.46/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 30$30.62/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 40$37.53/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$24.94/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 50$30.62/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 50$37.12/hr10.6%
Northwest Minnesota 50$37.53/hr10.0%
Southeast Minnesota 60$30.62/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$30.73/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 70$30.80/hr3.1%
Southwest Minnesota 70$28.61/hr7.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 350$31.33/hr6.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 370$31.33/hrN/A
Minnesota 680$30.75/hr6.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 4,140$31.27/hr3.2%
Carpenters 17,130$29.41/hr1.3%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 7,490$31.52/hr18.9%
Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas N/AN/AN/A
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 1,540$26.31/hr12.6%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 8,450$39.89/hr4.7%
Rail Car Repairers 430$31.01/hr2.8%
Boilermakers 40$49.51/hr0.8%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,760$24.24/hr7.4%
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 890$16.26/hr4.6%

  • Assemble machines, and bolt, weld, rivet, or otherwise fasten them to foundation or other structures, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Insert shims, adjust tension on nuts and bolts, or position parts, using hand tools and measuring instruments, to set specified clearances between moving and stationary parts.
  • Dismantle machines, using hammers, wrenches, crowbars, and other hand tools.
  • Fabricate and dismantle parts, equipment, and machines, using a cutting torch or other cutting equipment.
  • Move machinery and equipment, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks.
  • Lay out mounting holes, using measuring instruments, and drill holes with power drill.
  • Signal crane operator to lower basic assembly units to bedplate, and align unit to centerline.
  • Align machines or equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, lasers, or plumb bobs.
  • Assemble and install equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Attach moving parts and subassemblies to basic assembly unit, using hand tools and power tools.