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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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ELECTRICIANS AND HELPERS Via Electric has openings for electricians with 5 years experience and helpers with 2 years experience needed for industrial electrical construction. We offer excellent pay, retirement benefits, insurance, and an apprenticeship program. Must have a valid drivers license. Call 336-548-6968 between 9am and 4pm Monday thru Friday....
Forklift Team Lead This position is responsible for customer service, inventory, cycle counts and providing leadership. Must be computer literate. Must have forklift license and CDL Class A license. To apply and learn more about this position go to the Landair website at: https://careers-landair.icims.com/jobs Landair is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran...
Looking for mid-level journeyman or journey level HVAC service technician and/or installer to work in a residential and light commercial professional environment. I am retail service provider and not a new construction contractor. Customer service is the cornerstone of my business. Honesty, integrity and pride is a requirement of any of my employees. I will provide a relaxed work environment. Ther...
*TOP JOB* HR Generalist Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., a heavy construction products and services company, is looking for a HR Generalist in our State College Office. This position will manage and/or administer various HR related processes including, but not limited to: employee relations, training, recruiting, EEO/Affirmative Action, policy administration, benefits, FMLA, short-term disabili...
MACHINE MAINTENANCE PERSON Immediate opportunity at local plastics compounding plant for experienced machine maintenance person. Qualified candidates will have extensive electrical knowledge including 3 phase power, motor controls, AC/DC drives as well as good troubleshooting ability. Candidates must also be proficient in all types of plumbing along with strong mechanical ability. Extensive benef...
Position Description: How do you see your future? If you see yourself being a part of a team that is responsible for creating an extraordinary living enviornment for their residents where they can come home to relax and also proudly showcase their home to guests, then Alliance is the right place for you. Come join our team and make a difference! The Role. As our Painter you will be expected to...
North West Houston commercial construction and development company is looking for a commercial construction superintendent. Four Seasons Development has been in business for 35 years and is still going strong. We are looking for a candidate that has extensive knowledge in metal building and tilt wall construction from underground, concrete, erection and finish out. Employee must be willing to trav...
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Stoneworks Shop Forman responsible for Production (job assignments, over site, quality control, and efficiency), Inventory (itemization, organization, ordering, storage, daily log), Scheduling (shipping, delivery, loading and off loading of trucks), Safety. Salary commensurate with experience Only qualified applicants will be considered. Please email resume...
Faithful+Gould is a leading project management consultancy protecting and maximizing our clients’ interests in the planning and delivery of projects. Operating at the forefront of our industry for more than 60 years, we provide a blend of services to the public and private sectors. We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions by combining professional knowledge and skills with our diverse em...
INVISTA is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., one of the world's largest privately-held companies. Koch companies employ about 100,000 people and have a presence in nearly 60 countries. INVISTA is one of the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex, and polyester applications. Operating in more than 20 countries, INVISTA delivers exceptional va...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Punchout Technician / Service Technician Location: Fishkill, New York Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's Leading Luxury Home Builder, seeks a Punchout Technician / Service Technician to handle pre- a...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Assistant Construction Manager Location: Parker, Colorado Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Assistant Construction Manager / Superintendent for ...
Zachry Construction Corporation is currently seeking a Structures Superintendent to be based on a heavy highway project in Houston, TX. The Structures Superintendent will oversee the management and execution of field construction activities on heavy construction projects. The Structures Superintendent will report directly to the Projects Manager. They will coordinate construction activities (engin...
The Mundy Companies, a leader in the industrial maintenance, services and construction fields is currently hiring for the following position in the Tennessee area: Site Manager Successful applicants will have: Five to Ten years current experience managing a medium to large industrial maintenance job sites and extensive knowledge of industrial maintenance activities, standards and practices. Co...
M&C Renovations Now Hiring Carpenters / Carpenters Asst. Pay based on skill. Call Mike at (630) 373-7112 Posting provided by:...
Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Instructor: Full or Part Time positions available for Fortis College. 3 years minimum field experience required. Send resume to: Mark Gutmann at ***** Reference Code:27621...
This position is located in our UT, Salt Lake City facility Candidate will leverage computer aided design and mapping systems (Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based) to prepare OSP design drawings for permit submittals and project deliverables within a Fiber to the home (FTTH) project environment. The GIS Drafter will be skilled in utilizing Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) co...
This position is located in our VA, Chesapeake facility Applies basic pipefitting processes to join, surface, fabricate, repair, or replace piping systems. 1. Applies basic pipefitting processes to join, surface, fabricate, repair, or replace piping systems (steel, cuni, etc.). 2. Works from blueprints, engineering sketches, charts, or work orders. 3. Uses measuring tools and related equipment...
Madison Heights Commercial Printing Company Seeking to fill the following positions: *Day and Afternoon shifts for a 4 and/or 6 color Shinohara press operator (experience only). *Day shift Bindery Laborer(s), i.e. cutter/ folder/die cutter/muller martini (experience preferred). Applicants can email their resumes to ***** Click to apply by EMAIL =...
Job Description: This Facility Maintenance Worker Position Features: ? Paid Holidays ? Paid Time Off (after 1 year) ? Excellent Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision) ? Salary commensurate with experience Great opportunity for an experienced Facility Maintenance Worker in Snohomish, WA. Selected candidate will serves as the Facility Maintenance Worker organization?s Snohomish District Maintenan...

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