The salary range for millwrights is a wide one. Apprentices, of course, do not earn as much as millwrights with experience, and some industries pay millwrights more than others. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, the median hourly salary for millwrights in 2010 was $23.25 per hour or approximately $48,000 per year. The highest paid millwrights in the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas industries earn approximately $65,000 per year, while a middle range for workers with experience is between $32.00 per hour and $37.00 per hour.
In addition to their salary, since millwrights work full time, most also receive health and dental insurance, paid vacations, holidays, and sick days, as well as pension or retirement plans, profit sharing plan participation, and in some cases, bonuses. When the employee is a member of the union, the union usually works with the company to negotiate salary and benefits for their members.