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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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PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT COMPANY DESCRIPTION: We are a privately held, 50+ year old investment, development, and property management firm located in well-appointed and easily accessible offices in Walnut Creek. Our company is team-oriented and high energy. We operate a diversified portfolio of office buildings, multi-family apartments, retail shopping centers, industrial complexes, self-storage prop...
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS PROFILE: California Electrical Certification. 4 years minimum experience in a supervisory role. Electrical & Mechanical conveyor installation expertise. Possess strong leadership and organizational skills Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to crew Ability to act in a professional manner when communicating with customers Ability to analyze and resolve workplace i...
Make the great outdoors your office. Do you like to travel? Work outdoors? Enjoy a challenge? Consider a career with Osmose. Osmose Utilities Services, Inc. is an 80 year strong company that specializes in providing services to the utility and telecommunications industrieson a national scale. We are looking for motivated individuals with strong leadership skills and the ability to manage field cre...
Industrial Sandblasters/Painters needed. Immediate Openings. Must have experience. Drug Free. Some travel may be involved. Most work is in Northern WV area. Lodging and per diems are paid if travel is necessary. Good pay plus benefits. Pay depends on experience. Valid drivers license a plus. We are looking for dependable people who want to work and advance in the company....
IN NEED OF WELL ROUNDED ELECTRICIANS AND APPRENTICES Needs to be skilled in both commercial and industrial aspects of the trade. Job Consists of Installation, and troubleshooting of motor and pump control systems including VFD, soft-starts, and all control components. Non-stagnant working environment. Willing to learn. Understanding of control systems is a plus. Texas Journeyman or apprentice Lice...
Property Coordinator Position Description JOB DETAILS Responsible for understanding material pricing and estimating construction projects. Responsible for scheduling and monitoring crews as well as coordinating projects with other client vendors. Responsible for the coordination of quality control inspections and final completion of projects. Responsible for breaking down approvals to create speci...
In-House Estimator JOB DESCRIPTION Reports To: Matt Downey Classification: Non-Exempt ATTITUDE IMPORTANCE Striving to provide the best leadership possible through example and training is the attitude you should possess. Push to be competitively driven to make a difference in all aspects of your position. Approach each day and every task with the idea of “On Time All The Time.” JOB DETAILS · Respon...
Company Confidential Closter, NJ, 07624
Rapidly growing, high-end custom architectural stone fabricator in North Jersey is looking for a highly motivated, technically oriented professional to join our team. Tasks would include writing and optimizing programs for CNC saws and routers, managing tooling and machine setup, and integrating work with production managers and shop foreman. Must have experience in AutoCAD and Mastercam or Alphac...
To apply for this position please click link, https://careers.rkmi.com/Default.aspx?Requisition=10545 or click the apply now button and you will be redirected to RK Mechanical's careers website. Once there please follow the onscreen directions in red and apply for the position titled “Unlicensed HVAC Service Technician". SAFETY QUALITY RELATIONSHIPS FUTURE VISION LOYALTY PASSION & CREATIVITY PROFE...
Primary Objective: Home Warranty Service and Repair Responsibilities: To represent our mission of build, serve, and impact. Deliver Betenbough Homes quality and value. Build relationships daily with homeowners, trade partners, and vendors. You will be responsible for completion of all warranty repair work, reactive or proactive, performed in the home that you are assigned to for example: sheetrock...
Job Description: This Administrative Assistant Position Features: ? Great Benefits ? Construction/interior design experience ? Dynamic environment ? Great Pay to $55K A great company is in search of a construction administrator. Who is familiar with the following. ? Mac & PC knowledge ? Word, Excel, Quickbooks, Typing ? Great grammar and writing skills ? Invoicing, AP/AR ? Bank Reconciliations ? P...
Painting / Concrete Restoration Estimator Immediate need for a Painting / Concrete Restoration Estimator to bid, sale and manage commercial roofing projects throughout the Southern California region with a well-established subcontractor. Must be able to work with estimating software blueprints and job costing. A great opportunity to work for a growth oriented company. Job Responsibilities: Pricing...
Roofing Estimator Immediate need for a commercial roofing estimator to bid, sale and manage commercial roofing projects throughout the Southern California region with a well-established subcontractor. Must be able to work with estimating software blueprints and job costing. A great opportunity to work for a growth oriented company. Job Responsibilities: Pricing and preparing bids Closing the sale...
Construction Superintendent General Contractor specializing in Public Work Job Locations – NYC area Requirements: Interior gut & rehab. Expertise in layout, drywall, ceiling construction and finishes. Review and coordinate plans, specifications and shop drawings. Have ability to supervise the construction process to insure that the contract documents are followed and work completed per contract sc...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77090
Experienced Journeyman Electrician We arean electrical contracting company specializing in commercial and light industrial applications. We are looking for an experienced Journeyman; thisindividual must be a self-starter and someone who possess a “get-it-done” attitude. This is not a development position; therefore, you must have experience in the field. All others need not apply. Job Requirements...
Job Description: Title of Position: Safety/Industrial Hygiene (IH) Representative Position Summary: The primary responsibility of this position will be to ensure the safety of employees through the responsible management of the Safety and Industrial Hygiene program on assigned projects. Primary Responsibilities: 1. Plan and administer site specific safety plans, including but not limited to: - Res...
Job Description: Position Overview We are currently seeking a construction administrator to provide administrative support to the Project Management Team- both at the office and the job-site. The Construction Administrator will support projects and staff from project start up to close out. This person should have some understanding of the construction industry, must be able to take direction well,...
Job Description: One of Sacramento's premiere Mechanical Contractors seeks an experienced Estimator. This is a perfect career opportunity for someone who is interested becoming a Chief Estimator within the next 2-3 years. Relocation is available for the perfect candidate. Sacramento is centrally located within a two hour drive from South Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, and Yosemite making it an ideal l...
Job Description: Project Engineer Effective management of each individual project by the Project Team is the key to the profitability, success, and growth of the company as a whole. Project Engineers are key member of the Project Team to which they are assigned. They are responsible for assisting the Project Manager and Project Superintendent in the planning, management, and administration of proj...
Company Confidential Perryville, MD, 21903
We are seeking a construction inspector for a 3 month project in Perryville, MD. Candidate will be inspecting the construction of a small waste water treatment plant, precast concrete pumping station, and 12 x 20 precast concrete building and associated piping. If this would be something of interest, please apply within for further detail....
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