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Skilled Trades Industry Overview


Cutting across major industry sectors from manufacturing to construction, jobs in skilled trades offer traditional employment opportunities that also change with the times and in many cases cannot be automated or offshored. Millions of American businesses ranging from very small home-improvement firms to civil construction behemoths, automotive parts makers and vehicle assembly plants offer work in skilled trades. Large employers of skilled trades workers include painting contractor Long Painting; site-preparation contractor Hayward Baker; and drywall, plaster acoustic and insulation contractor APi Group.

Skilled Trades Job Market


More than 438,000 Americans held jobs as machinists or tool and die makers in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), with these occupations expected to grow 7 percent by 2020, slower than the average occupation. There were just over 1 million carpenters in 2010, and their ranks were projected to grow by 20 percent by 2020, faster than the average occupation. Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters held nearly 420,000 jobs in 2010, with healthy growth of 26 percent expected by 2020.

Skilled trades jobs are seeing tremendous change in the 2010s. In manufacturing, robots and outsourcing are always a threat to US skilled trades employment. Yet employers complain that they can't find enough skilled trades talent to meet the key challenge of the 21st century: adapting to continuous and accelerating changes in technology. The bottom line: Well-trained, technically astute skilled tradespeople will be able to find challenging employment opportunities.

Common skilled trades careers include machinist, tool designer, fabricator, production technician, carpenter, mason, plumber, pipefitter, steamfitter, electrician, painter and roofer.

Skilled Trades Salaries


Machinists earned median annual wages of $39,220 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Carpenters’ median wages were $40,010; the top 10 percent earned $71,890. Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters earned median annual pay of $47,750; the middle 50 percent grossed between $36,050 and $64,790.
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We have fresh ingredients. We need fresh talent. GENERAL MANAGER We are now hiring experienced and talented General Managers to be a part of our growth and success. Our General Managers are accountable for all aspects of food quality, cleanliness, labor, costs, production, maintenance and service of the restaurant and outside events as applicable. QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of 1-3 years of recent r...
Experienced Drywallers needed! Manpower is recruiting experienced Drywallers to work a temporary position with a modular home builder in Leola. The candidate will have at least 1-2 years of experience in professional drywall application. This position is listed as short-term temporary. Background check and drug screen required. If this sounds like you reply to this ad with your resume attached and...
Neill & Lee Contractors located in Potrero Hill, serving San Francisco and the peninsula is hiring a Lead Carpenter/Superintendent. We are a growing company with opportunities for career development. The successful candidate has an ability to work independently, manage/lead other crew members, and troubleshoot all aspects of various projects. The individual should be knowledgeable and proficient w...
WASTE MANAGEMENT WHITMORE LAKE PAY RATE: 10.00 40 HOURS REGULAR PLUS OVERTIME MUST HAVE STEEL TOE BOOTS MANDATORY FOR THE JOB POSITION IS BASICALLY RIDING ALONG WITH THE DRIVERS AND ASSISTING THE DRIVERS WITH TRASH CONTAINERS AND ALSO WASHING CONTAINERS. IT IS A VERY DIRTY JOB....
Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm – is looking for a Sr. Estimator for our Nashville, TN client on a direct hire basis. Position Summary: Independently prepares bid packages, conceptual estimates, analysis of subcontractor bids, etc. Represents the Client in meetings with owners, architects and engineers, and contractors. Gathers, calculates and compiles data for use...
About the Job HIGHGROVE is a landscape design firm, specializing in design build and installation located in the greater Atlanta Area. Our Landscape Architects are responsible for the design of commercial buildings and grounds. Position requires knowledge of plant materials, landscape, hardscape and waterscape designs. Experience with site analysis, project measurements, and client presentations a...
Production/Project Manager Position Available Orange County based steel frame and drywall contractor is looking for project/production manager for hospital and retail construction in the greater L.A., Orange County area. Looking for applicants with strong communication and leadership skills who are well organized and can run several projects simultaneously. Pay commensurate with experience. Requir...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Machine Set Up Coordinator Alexandria, VA Full-Time $45,000 - $65,000 Apply Apply Machine Set Up Coordinator Alexandria, VA Full-Time $45,000 - $65,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Machine Set Up Coordinator with strong understanding of electro-hydraulic machine operations, please read on! We are a leading...
Technical Support Representative § Be an vital and respected part of our company! § Diagnose problems and determine resolution on electrical-mechanical building products § Assist customers and train employees on products and components We want you to join our team of professionals! Our Technical Support Representative provides technical product support and assistance to our customer/dealers, custo...
HVAC Technician Sachs Properties is seeking an experienced HVAC certified technician. Skilled in building automation controls, service and repair of commercial heating and cooling equipment, plumbing, electrical, and general building maintenance. Required: 5-10 years' experience; ability to work flexible hours with some overtime, supervisory experience a plus, proven leadership abilities, self-mot...
Job Description The American Home PM is currently seeking Repair and Maintenance Turn Technician for the following locations Charlotte, N.C. QUALIFICATIONS •To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBIL...
Lifestyle Communities seeks to hire a General Manager to join its team at our Dublin, Ohio location. This role is responsible for managing one of our Goat bar and restaurant locations. Lifestyle Communities is a multi-family, real estate developer specializing in developing and managing master planned, class A apartment communities and creating incredible living experiences for residents. We have...
Austin Staffing, Inc. is seeking a full-time construction assistant that will perform hands on construction tasks and coordinate with subcontractors on the job site. This is a position where you will grow and develop skills within the construction industry, and is a great opportunity for someone to gain a foothold in construction project management. Candidates must be a self starter and have an in...
Insituform Technologies LLC, is a leading worldwide provider of cured-in place pipe (CIPP) and other technologies and services for the rehabilitation of pipeline systems. Insituform’s businesses consist of sewer, drinking water and energy and mining pipeline rehabilitation and protection. The Company provides cost-effective solutions to remediate operational, health, regulatory and environmental p...
Job Description The American Home PM is currently seeking Repair and Maintenance Turn Technician for the following locations Tampa Florida. QUALIFICATIONS •To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILI...
Must have Auto Body Experience Job Purpose: Produces painted surfaces by determining painting requirements; preparing surfaces; applying paints; maintaining equipment pertaining to auto body standards. Duties: Determines painting requirements by studying specifications. Prepares surfaces by using masking, grit blast, or chemical rinse. Completes painting by adjusting spray guns, airbrushes, stenci...
Are you looking for a rewarding position in Pipefitting with excellent benefits, vacation pay, and holiday pay? Tulsa Welding School has been training welders for over 60 years. We are currently seeking a Pipefitting Instructor. In this rewarding position, you will administer lessons according to pre-developed lesson plans and lead students through practical application of lessons taught. We offer...
Telecommunications Crew Foreman We are a Rhode Island based company is currently seeking: Licensed Tower Climber: (Lead Tower Hand / Foreman) Candidates must be able to perform job functions: Reading of prints, Ordering of material, manage a crew of 4- 6 employees, testing of equipment, proper documentation skills. All functions must be completed with a high degree of proficiency and accuracy. Can...
About Us: Bouma Construction provides Design Build, construction management and general contracting services on commercial projects. Started as a family business in 1950, Bouma focused on growing its business in the West Michigan area. With a corporate office Grand Rapids, Michigan and a branch office in Traverse City, Michigan, we have now grown to nearly 400 employees working all across the Unit...
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Building Maintenance/Construction Company seeking the following: - Skilled General Laborers - Water Restoration Technicians - Experienced Floor Cleaners Must have valid drivers license, reliable transportation, clean criminal background and pass a drug screening....
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