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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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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Commercial Service Plumber Los Angeles, CA; Pasadena, CA Contract N/A Apply Apply Commercial Service Plumber Los Angeles, CA; Pasadena, CA Contract N/A Apply Job Details We have an outstanding opportunity for a Commercial Service Plumber with commercial and high rise or new construction experience to join a l...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Diesel Mechanic / Diesel Truck Technician Orange, CA; Anaheim, CA Full-Time $55,000 - $70,000 Apply Apply Diesel Mechanic / Diesel Truck Technician Orange, CA; Anaheim, CA Full-Time $55,000 - $70,000 Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for an experienced Diesel Mechanic / Diesel Truck...
GC Recruiters a Professional Search-Consulting firm is representing a premiere Multi-family developer and Manager of upscale apartment communities. We are seeking an experienced Assistant Superintendent of multi-family construction. Our client is a nationally recognized leader in the multifamily housing industry. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Interacting with subcontractors Par...
GC Recruiters a Professional Search-Consulting firm is representing a premiere Multi-family developer and Manager of upscale apartment communities. We are seeking an experienced Superintendent of multi-family construction. Our client is a nationally recognized leader in the multifamily housing industry. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Interacting with subcontractors Partner with...
GC Recruiters a Professional Search-Consulting firm is representing a premiere Multi-family developer and Manager of upscale apartment communities. We are seeking an experienced Project Manager of multi-family construction. Our client is a nationally recognized leader in the multifamily housing industry. Qualified Project Manager candidates will possess the following: Knowledge of principals, prac...
City: Paola State: Kansas Postal/Zip Code: 66071 Oldcastle Lawn & Garden, a division of Oldcastle, is one of the largest manufacturers of bagged and bulk decorative mulch, soil, stone, and limestone products in the nation with over 30 production facilities. We take pride in serving a diverse group of customers including independent garden centers, mass retailers, landscapers, contractors, and home...
City: Idaho Falls State: Idaho Postal/Zip Code: 83402 HK Contractors, is a member of the Oldcastle Materials Mountain West Division; Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees. We strive to be The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construct...
City: Avon State: Connecticut Postal/Zip Code: 06001 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products an...
TruGreen is seeking Laborers to provide our lawn and landscape services. No experience necessary, we will provide training. Requires ability to frequently lift up to 50 lbs, operate various light equipment and a valid Driver's license. Monday through Saturday hours are required. This position is a full-time, temporary position with the potential to turn into a permanent position. Position pays a c...
We are seeking Laborers to provide our lawn and landscape services. No experience necessary, we will provide training. Requires ability to frequently lift up to 50 lbs, operate various light equipment and a valid Driver's license. Monday through Saturday hours are required. This position is a full-time, temporary position with the potential to turn into a permanent position. Position pays a compet...
If you love the great outdoors and want to maximize your income, you'll enjoy working for TruGreen, the largest lawn care Company in the nation. You will make timely lawn applications, diagnose and correct lawn problems through service calls and sell services to new and existing customers. We offer: Great hourly rate + sales commission and customer retention bonus Comprehensive Medical, dental, pr...
TruGreen is seeking Laborers to provide our lawn and landscape services. No experience necessary, we will provide training. Requires ability to frequently lift up to 50 lbs, operate various light equipment and a valid Driver's license. Monday through Saturday hours are required. This position is a full-time, temporary position with the potential to turn into a permanent position. Position pays a c...
TruGreen is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability Position Overview Under close supervision, responsible for performing a range of common manual labor duties including, but not limited to, lifting and moving materials, loading and unloading lawn car...
We are seeking Laborers to provide our lawn and landscape services. No experience necessary, we will provide training. Requires ability to frequently lift up to 50 lbs, operate various light equipment and a valid Driver's license. Monday through Saturday hours are required. This position is a full-time, temporary position with the potential to turn into a permanent position. Position pays a compet...
Rick’s Electric is seeking an experienced Project Manager/Estimator to assist and support the overall company by estimating and procuring electrical services. Duties will include the following: • Prepare detailed cost estimates for labor, materials, construction equipment, subcontracted work, and other construction related costs for project bidding purposes. • Coordinate the total estimating effor...
PADUCAH WATER POSITION AVAILABLE LABORER Qualification: High School diploma or GED. Candidate should be mechanically inclined. Knowledge of heavy equipment a plus. Must pass physical and conditional offer of employment assessment. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Applications will be accepted Wednesday, August 20 through Friday, August 29. Applicants MUST apply at the Paducah Ca...
Multiple positions available at grading & asphalt paving company. Equipment Operator & Laborer positions. Clean driving record with 3 years verifiable experience required for operator position. Pay based on experience. (501)450-9405. EOE....
ENTRY LEVEL TRADESMAN POSITIONS OPEN! Local, growing company is looking for entry level tradesman to enter our foreman training program. We can offer you the opportunity to learn a variety of new skills working with light power tools, basic concrete work, carpentry, light hydraulics, light plumbing, and more. Important: Requirements include a valid driver's license and some lifting of materials an...
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Service Technician for Delaware County window & door installation Company, Will train. Call Mitch 484-420-4293...
Residential construction/rOOFERS Valid driver lic, reliable transportation. Able to take / read measurements, climb ladders, work up high. 517-749-6600...

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