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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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Survey Position Experience in field construction survey preferred but will train the correct individual. Valid drivers license required. Full time; benefits; competitive wages. Email resume to: ***** or mail to: CDS Engineering Corp. ,165 2nd.St.,SW Loveland, CO 80537...
CARPENTER/HANDYMAN- North Oakland County. Must be multi-skilled in plumbing, electrical, drywall, tile, carpentry. Need own tools & vehicle. Top wages, cell, truck allowance, flex sched. FT/PT. ***** Click to apply by EMAIL =...
Freelance Photographer Do you love high school sports? The Morning Journal seeks skilled Photographer to assist with our high school sports coverage. Must be able to work weekends and nights and have own equipment. Send resume to: smahoney@ morningjournal.com...
Experienced TRUCK & TRAILER MECHANIC with own tools. Competitive wage with benefits. Call 313-292-0181 x 111 Mon - Fri - 9am - 5pm...
ACTION inc A non-profit community service agency is seeking a: BUILDING PERFORMANCE SPECIALIST for their Energy Program, 47 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA Full time with Excellent Benefits Summary: Individual needed to perform comprehensive energy audits on income eligible homes. Responsibilities include energy improvement recommendations, contractor management, and resolution of contractor and...
Westaff in partnership with Munters Corporation in Amesbury has immediate 1st shift openings for the following: HEAVY AND LIGHT ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ASSEMBLERS 2nd Shift WELDERS WHEEL PLANT ASSOCIATES FOAM CELL ASSEMBLERS Please e-mail resume to ***** for immediate consideration....
We are looking for dedicated, skilled laborers to work with our dig team. If you are: a hard worker have a clean driving record have a clean background looking for full time work Apply today. We offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to grow with our company....
You may be eligible for a signing bonus.APPLY Today! My Plumber, a leader in residential service repair, is looking for quality service plumbers to join our team. We service customers from Frederick, MD to Fredericksburg, VA including Baltimore. Our technicians stay busy and are an important part of the team. If you have . . . 3+ years of consistent residential plumbing repair services Enjoy worki...
The NationServe Organization, a subsidiary of The Overhead Door Corporation, is a strong and vibrant company! We have successfully grown our sales performance both organically and through acquisition, and our balance sheet is strong. We have a great pipeline opportunity that is supported with a formal development program designed to prepare the right candidate for future growth and additional resp...
My Plumber, a leader in residential service repair, is looking for quality HVAC install technician to join our team. We service customers from Frederick, MD to Fredericksburg, VA including Baltimore. Our technicians stay busy and are an important part of the team. If you have . . . 5+ years of consistent HVAC experience Enjoy working with customers a "go-getter" spririt a valid drivers licence and...
My Plumber, a top rated residential service repair is searching for an experienced Excavator to join our team. While we are located in Manassas, our technician reside and service areas as far as Fredericksburg, VA, Frederick, MD and Southern Maryland - to include surrounding Washington D.C. and southern Baltimore. Candidates must have: - A minimum of 3 years of experience in excavation - Previous...
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A world class manufacturer of industrial air conditioning, heating, and pressurizing systems is seeking a HVAC Mechanic. This is a full-time position with benefits. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. · Assembles electronic components, subassemblies, products or systems. · May disassemble a pre-manufactured unit in order to re-assemble accordi...
A world class manufacturer of industrial air conditioning, heating, and pressurizing systems is seeking a CNC Programmer. Full-Time position with benefits. The CNC Programmer is an integral part of the production process, interfacing between the Design and Fabrication departments to ensure accurate, efficient production by performing the following duties: Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesinclu...
Description Position Summary: A Penske Body Shop Technician II is required to perform diagnostic procedures and repairs such as Cab/Sheet Metal Repair, Composite Repair/Bonding, Heating/Air Conditioning Systems, Surface Preparation, Fiberglass Repair, and Box Repair/Replacement without supervision. Under supervision, this position will also perform diagnostic procedures and repairs such as Suspens...
Productuion Manager We are seeking dynamic production and project management leaders for our St. Louis commercial insulation, air barrier, and fire-stopping operations. You will be charged with managing and scheduling commercial construction crews developing and implementing business growth strategy to support financial goals and operational priorities. A minimum of 5+ years experience in producti...
Masco Contractor Services is seeking a highly motivated Sales Pros for our Sacramento location. Contact us now if you are interested in becoming a member of the best sales team in the Construction industry and the #1 player in our market space. Masco Contractor Services provides professional installation services for insulation, gutters, paint, and more to the Commercial Construction Industry. Tim...
Backhoe Operator, Laborer and Class A drivers needed for local Underground Utility Company located in San Leandro, CA. Underground Utility Contractor specializes in wet and dry utilities, directional drilling, potholing, patch paving and concrete restoration work throughout Northern California and Nevada. All qualified candidates must have a clean Valid California Driver License and will need to p...
Masco Contractor Services is seeking a highly motivated Sales Pros for our Sacramento location. Contact us now if you are interested in becoming a member of the best sales team in the Construction industry and the #1 player in our market space. Masco Contractor Services provides professional installation services for insulation, gutters, paint, and more to the Commercial Construction Industry. Tim...

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