Millwrights (49-9044)

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

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 197209 6.11 45
United States 40,90047,100 15.2620 8301,450

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 25.9415.7119.65 25.2131.7037.69
Alaska 29.1716.8421.37 31.4936.6140.32
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 23.4915.1518.04 22.1328.6535.23

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
314148 47.137.6 29.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation40
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation22
UI claimants previously working in occupation22
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 95
Number of job position postings 7
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 13.6

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Apprenticeship