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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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Superintendent / Skilled Lead Man CPA Construction has an immediate need for a Superintendent/ Skilled Lead Man to start immediately. Requirements: Position requires the ability to be versatile enough to perform a variety of tasks independently, including, but not limited to, framing, drywall, mud work, carpentry, and grid ceilings Must have transportation and be punctual For immediate consid...
DESCRIPTION Wagner Equipment Co., the Caterpillar dealer for Colorado, New Mexico and far west Texas, is seeking applications for an Evaluator-Fluid Analysis. The Evaluator evaluates oil, fuel, and coolant samples to correctly identify abnormal wear conditions, abusive machine operation, and a variety of differences caused by machine application. DUTIES ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES Adm...
Hours, Compensation & Benefits: 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday Through Friday (Alternative Schedule Also Available) Rotating On-Call Schedule $50,000 – $90,000/Year + Commisions & Bonus (Depending on Experience & Qualifications) Company Pays 50% of Health Insurance Premiums Company-Funded Health Savings Account 401(k) w/Company Match Paid Vacation & Holidays Required Experience & Certificati...
All Seasons Garage Door Company; one of the Twin Cities premier full service garage door companies is looking for a top notch garage door service technician to add to our team. We have been part of the Twin City Garage Door Industry since 1982 and will be here well into the future. We are proud to be the employer of some of the garage door industries most experienced staff. We are looking for just...
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Commercial Drywall or Painting Estimator/ Project Manager – Sales Heavy We are a growing national commercial drywall/painting contractor looking to hire full time Estimators/ Project Manager to service the Dallas Fort Worth market. We have recently moved into a new contemporary office setting and have a business casual atmosphere. If you would like to be part of our team and earn competitive indu...
We are a company that services clients in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties. We have been in business for over 15yrs. We are looking for a full and or part time electrician. You must have minimum 5 yrs experience and a journeyman license. Must have residential experience with service work. Attic work will be required. Please email resume by responding to this email. You may also call 954-444-3...
Do you want to be part of a dynamic and rapidly growing organization? Are you a dedicated, customer service-oriented individual that is committed to excellence? Do you have a true passion for helping others and a desire to create a strong maintenance team? If so, Venterra has an excellent career opportunity for you as a Maintenance Manager at Sandstone Apartments in Pasadena, TX. Venterra Realty ...
Electraserve, Inc. is looking to fill an IN-HOUSE Electrical Estimating position to the right individual who possesses stellar qualifications. Responsibilities Include: · Prepare work to be estimated by gathering drawings, specifications and related documents. · Review specifications, drawings and attend pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate. · Rev...
Local oilfield company looking for 1 permanent placement needed ASAP in the Williston, ND area. MUST HAVE A CDL CLASS A WITH HAZMAT AND TANKER ENDORSEMENTS. MUST HAVE AT LEAST 1 YEAR FRAC EXPERIENCE -- Will not consider anyone WITHOUT at least a year of Frac experience no matter how great or amount of managerial experience. Ideal candidate will possess all of the key areas. Company will provide FR...
Job Purpose: Fabricates components by analyzing requirements; welding parts. Duties: * Develops welding projects by analyzing work orders, prints, and completed assembly; calculating requirements; studying metals; determining appropriate welding techniques. * Collects equipment and materials by studying specifications and component requirements; ordering supplies and gases. * Fabricates compo...
Do you want to work for a company that…. ..has been an industry leader for over 25 years! ..has experience double-digit growth! ..values and rewards its’ employees! Due to growth, we are seeking an experienced HVAC Service Technicianfor the King of Prussia area. At Sila Heating & Air Conditioning we are proud to offer: Competitive hourly salary based upon experience – up 100k Income potentia...
LONG-TERM PLUMBERS WANTED! CONSISTENT RAPID GROWTH has us adding staff on a regular basis. LICENSED PLUMBER WANTED: Four Seasons Plumbing & Sewer is looking to add a licensed plumber to our quickly growing plumbing division. All applicants must have a minimum of 2 years plumbing experience, a current plumbing license. Applicants must have a good driving record and be willing to work some weeken...
We do repairs, maintenance and new construction for a major convenience store chain. We are looking for employees with construction knowledge and experience. CDL license is a major bonus. Heavy equipment knowledge is needed. Working with us you will do some or all of the following: Setting up concrete forms, pouring concrete, finishing concrete, erecting metal buildings, basic plumbing and elect...
City: Hays State: Kansas Postal/Zip Code: 67601 APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Construction, a part of Oldcastle Materials Company, is a multi-million dollar heavy highway contractor that was established in 1874, and has multiple asphalt plants, ready mix plants, rock quarries and sand operations in Kansas. Shears is diversified with public, private and commercial work including paving, utility, dir...
City: Omaha State: Nebraska Postal/Zip Code: 68138 OMNI Engineering, an Oldcastle Materials Company, started its business in 1985 in Omaha, Nebraska. OMNI is involved in heavy highway construction as well as private and commercial site construction. Its primary business involves the manufacture and placement of asphalt for roads, city streets and parking lots. Currently, OMNI Engineering employ...
City: Candler State: North Carolina Postal/Zip Code: 28715 Since 1947, Harrison Construction Company, an Oldcastle Materials company, has been the preferred source for ground-level site construction throughout eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. Committed to quality, service and safety, our integrated products and services enable us to build and manage site development projects from c...
City: Quakertown State: Pennsylvania Postal/Zip Code: 18951 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, contrac...
City: Wauchula State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 33873 Oldcastle Lawn & Garden is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 opera...
City: Edgewood State: Maryland Postal/Zip Code: 21040 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 product...
City: Los Angeles State: California Postal/Zip Code: 90022 Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a division of Oldcastle, is the leading supplier of products specified to close the building envelope. They include: custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights and architectural glass. --DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a general laborer p...

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