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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 44043$33.16/hr$24.70/hr$28.24/hr$34.50/hr$38.23/hr$41.19/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities30$28.93/hr
Professional and Business Services30$22.13/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Central Minnesota N/AN/A3.1%
Rochester MN MSA 20$30.38/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$35.90/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 40$38.03/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$28.61/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 40$38.03/hr10.6%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$28.48/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 60$28.17/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 60$31.44/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 70$31.44/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 90$28.17/hr7.9%
Northwest Balance of State 90$38.12/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 90$38.12/hr10.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 440$34.50/hr6.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 470$34.51/hrN/A
Minnesota 810$31.90/hr6.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 4,490$33.39/hr3.2%
Carpenters 17,190$29.40/hr1.3%
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 6,000$31.45/hr18.9%
Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas N/AN/AN/A
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 1,710$28.86/hr12.6%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 9,430$37.72/hr4.7%
Rail Car Repairers 350$37.58/hr2.8%
Boilermakers 90$46.62/hr0.8%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,800$24.83/hr7.4%
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 1,470$19.75/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.