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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 157175 11.55 916
United States 39,50043,400 9.81,300 2,3003,990

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 27.4316.8420.89 26.7133.2638.98
Alaska 34.5925.8229.84 34.5438.4743.25
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 31.1224.6226.90 30.4335.6339.21
Balance of State 36.4229.3133.00 35.8538.6941.05

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
18277 42.333.9 26.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation118
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation69
UI claimants previously working in occupation42
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 107
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 35.7

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

Training Resources

University of Alaska Anchorage, Prince William Sound   (Valdez)
Millwright OEC