Millwrights are below average when it comes to happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, millwrights rate their career happiness 3.1 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 38% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy millwrights are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Irrigation technician
3.1
$34k
Logging worker
3.1
$48k
Pipefitter
3.1
$60k
Crane operator
3.1
$62k
Radio frequency specialist
3.1
$105k
Millwright
3.1
$60k
Shipmate
3.1
$82k
Freight and cargo inspector
3.1
$80k
Carpenter
3.0
$48k
Cabinetmaker
3.0
$38k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are millwrights happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do millwrights find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as millwrights?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are millwright’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are millwrights making the best use of their abilities?

Are millwrights happy with their salary?

Millwrights rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.6/5. The majority of millwrights are quite happy with their salaries, with very few having complaints about their income level.

We asked millwrights how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.6 out of 5 stars

82 millwrights

5 Star
29%

29% of millwrights rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
28%

28% of millwrights rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of millwrights rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
10%

10% of millwrights rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
6%

6% of millwrights rated their compensation 1 stars

Do millwrights find their jobs meaningful?

On average, millwrights rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.7/5. While most millwrights aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked millwrights how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.7 out of 5 stars

80 millwrights

5 Star
10%

10% of millwrights rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
14%

14% of millwrights rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
28%

28% of millwrights rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
33%

33% of millwrights rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
16%

16% of millwrights rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as millwrights?

Millwrights rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.8/5. The majority of millwrights find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked millwrights how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

91 millwrights

5 Star
27%

27% of millwrights rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
43%

43% of millwrights rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
14%

14% of millwrights rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
12%

12% of millwrights rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
3%

3% of millwrights rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a millwright’s work environment?

As a whole, millwrights rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.4/5. A solid majority of millwrights enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a millwright.

We asked millwrights how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.4 out of 5 stars

91 millwrights

5 Star
15%

15% of millwrights rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
38%

38% of millwrights rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of millwrights rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
19%

19% of millwrights rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
4%

4% of millwrights rated their work environment 1 stars

Are millwrights making the best use of their abilities?

Former millwrights on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.3/5. Most millwrights are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked millwrights how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

91 millwrights

5 Star
19%

19% of millwrights rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
26%

26% of millwrights rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of millwrights rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of millwrights rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of millwrights rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars