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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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Thompson Industries Inc. is an architectural millwork company specializing in the manufacture of custom woodwork and casegoods. We have been in business for nearly 60 years. Job Description: *Create plans, elevations, vertical & horizontal sections from architectural prints using Thompson's standards in Autocad 2007 for submittal *Revise drawings from relined submittal drawings *Create detailed dr...
Experienced Driver with Class A or B CDL needed for commercial work in the Pittsburgh, PA area. $17-$20/hr Benefits after probationary period. Please call Grus Construction for an immediate interview or reply with resume! Phone: 888-230-9908 Fax: 888-230-9909 Email: registration @gruspersonnel.com (please remove spaces)...
JOB SUMMARY Award winning construction company provides an excellent opportunity for a Traveling Retail Construction Project Supervisor within our company. The Traveling Retail Construction Project Supervisor has the responsibility of working as a hands-on-supervisor for the retail construction environment. As a supervisor on our projects you will be responsible for managing all aspects of the pro...
Operate heavy equipment such as bulldozers, front-end loaders and excavators. Primary Activities and Responsibilities Operate heavy equipment such as bulldozers, front-end loaders and excavators Work around all types of earth moving equipment Perform a variety of support and other activities in and around the job site(s) Pay Rate $17.00/hour full rate Minimum Qualifications High School diploma/GED...
Experienced Electricians needed for commercial work in Southwest Kansas. $24-$26/hr Please call Grus Construction for an immediate interview or reply with resume! Phone: 888-230-9908 Fax: 888-230-9909 Email: registration @gruspersonnel.com (please remove spaces)...
SavATree is a nationally recognized provider of superior arboricultural services. From more than 25 locations, we provide residential and commercial customers with high quality, cutting edge tree care, plant health care, lawn care and deer deterrent services.Join our dedicated and highly skilled team of professionals today. As a Plant Health Care Specialist, your accountabilities will include: · T...
Experienced Electricians needed for commercial work in Southwest Kansas. $24-$26/hr Please call Grus Construction for an immediate interview or reply with resume! Phone: 888-230-9908 Fax: 888-230-9909 Email: registration @gruspersonnel.com (please remove spaces)...
Commercial/Industrial Electricians needed with a minimum of 3 years experience. Qualified applicants will be able to run/bend conduit, run rigid pipe, pull wire, read prints and terminate. Requirements: -3+ years Industrial experience -Valid Drivers License -Reliable transportation -Basic hand tools -Pass drug test -Clean criminal background Respond with resume and contact information for intervie...
We are searching for a Technician- Electrical Engineering Direct Assistant Trainable Aspiring to learn new system skill sets Good foundational electrical background Motivated and capable Proof of attention to detail Able to pass a written test provided by company Personal responsibility mindset Resourceful/Ability to think out of the box/Cunning Integrity with Honesty Can handle all other requirem...
Company Info: We are a Construction Management firm / General Contractor based at Lake Brownwood, Texas. We build Public and Commercial projects all over the Texas Hill Country, and some travel is required. Our philosophy is to build great relationships with our employees and customers, and it has worked out well over the last sixty-plus years. Duties: Manage Construction projects in the 100K to 2...
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Commercial Drywall Subcontractor in the North Carolina market that needs a strong self starter, motivated, high energy type individual with minimum five (5) years experience in the Project Management (commercial industry). Requirements: · Reasonably strong computer skills with all basic programs (WORD, EXCEL, etc). · Ability to draft basic e-mails and letters needed to correspond with General Cont...
We have LONG-TERM work for licensed Plumbers. All plumbers must have a strong commercial background. We have new construction and remodel projects. All projects will be in and around the Houston area. Some projects might require plumbers to pass a criminal background & drug test. All plumbers must have Personal Protection Equipment and Plumbing Tools. Please upload your resume....
LMS Commercial Real Estate a Lancaster County based full-service commercial real estate company is currently seeing an experienced FT Construction Coordinator to complete construction drafting, estimating and logistics for customers/clients as well as in-house development projects. Candidates should have previous experience: -Drafting plans, infrastructure per client needs -Preparing project budge...
We are seeking an energetic, highly motivated and well-organized Landscape Maintenance Account Manager. You are the primary client contact for landscape maintenance accounts and are responsible for exceeding customer expectations through effective management of each client’s account by fostering positive client relations, achieving client confidence, providing exceptional service and generating co...
Lincoln Land Community College is currently accepting applications for a Mechanical Maintenance Technician. Duties include, but are not limited to, maintaining and servicing boilers, chillers, refrigeration and air conditioning units, commercial pumps and electrical motors; installing and replacing plumbing, power circuits, conduits, and lighting; and maintaining work vehicle and tools. Qualified...
Ayers Basement Systems is looking for FOREMAN QUALITY installers for their basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, and foundation repair crews. This starting position trains you as an installer for promotion to Foreman. OUR FOREMAN EARN AS MUCH AS $40.00 PER HOUR IN BONUSES! We are a growing company with an opportunity for advancement! We do drug testing and pre-employment physicals. Co...
Both a Foreman and an Operator position available. Experience with underground fiber construction is a must. Locating for the drills, experience with horizontal drills and backhoes. Duties include assuring safety, quality and cost goals are being met. Managing the work load and unknowns throughout the day, reporting back to a supervisor as needed. Trouble shooting skills and team management skills...
SGC Engineering, LLC is currently accepting applications for Survey Crew Positions to work in support of large scale linear energy infrastructure projects throughout the United States. These positions require travel for extended periods of time. Survey Party Chief Job Description: Typical duties and responsibilities include using prescribed methods to execute specific field related assignments as...
Iron workers and helpers needed ASAP in New Hill, NC (Apex area) for on-going project. Will be primarily doing bolt-up work on a large commercial project. We are looking for 2 journeyman & 3 helpers. Immediate Start! Must possess all hand tools and PPE equipment. Journeyman rate is: $16-$17/hr Call for immediate consideration. 704-944-5518...
EPI is now hiring for the following positions: CNC Operators Machine Operators General Labor Must have verifiable experience and be able to perform the duties of your specific job in a safe and efficient manner. Apply in person to: 31115 Dequindre Madison Heights MI 48071 586.819.0582...
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