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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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A unique opportunity is now available to join a fully integrated Development, Construction and Investment Company based in Houston. Through strong investment partnerships this Developer has a growing portfolio of projects that requires the expertise of an experienced Construction Project Manager / Senior Project Manager / Estimator to oversee multiple projects. This job will require you to take a...
Company Confidential Rochester, MA, 02770
Maintenance Dependable, part time, 15 hrs per week. $13/hr. Year-round position; landscape, snow removal and other maitenance duties. Call (508) 763-2494...
Senior Estimator Commercial Construction Job In Texas A fantastic opportunity to join one of the leading, multi-disciplinary general contractors in Texas. This general contractor has a proven track record of delivering marquee projects throughout the region within the commercial, and institutional disciplines, and offers their clients a broad spectrum of construction services that include design...
ELECTRICIAN/ HVAC TECH/ HANDY PERSON. Carpentry and plumbing experience helpful. Need tools, dependability & driver's license. Coverage swing - Bucks, Burlington, Coatesville. Call only, 267-251-9134...
Opportunity Presentation National Account Manager Direct Hire: $50k - $75k DOE Sandy, Utah 30% Travel COMPANY PROFILE: Nationwide Building Maintenance Service company They have been in business for over 12 years and have seen explosive growth recently Fast-moving, innovative company that is big enough for stability but has the leadership to make innovative changes to increase market share ...
Company Confidential Philadelphia, PA, 19135
Job Purpose: Maintains environmental conditions by installing and maintaining heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment; maintaining records. Duties: * Organizes work by studying work orders, diagrams, specifications, drawings, and blueprints; gathering required materials. * Establishes environmental systems by mounting, installing, fabricating, or connecting compressors, condensers...
Company Confidential Clearwater, FL, 33762
Include resume, salary requirements and any certifications with your inquiry. The candidate sought is a general maintenance person for our commercial properties including retail, office and some residential. Your responsibility will be general maintenance for our properties with an emphasis on HVAC repair and replacement. Your role will be to work with our maintenance staff on maintaining the HV...
Education Affiliates provides educational programs that deliver real-life career skills in high demand occupations that lead to employment upon graduation and a lifetime of personal growth. Position Description: Fortis College is seeking experienced instructors for part time evening positions in the HVACR program at its Baton Rouge campus. To provide lab and/or classroom instruction, prepare pro...
Immediate construction position available, company seeking hard working persons with construction knowledge for a progressive and growing company. Persons applying must be able to pass a drug screening, must have a valid drivers license and own transportation to all job sites. Position available is a semi-skilled laborer and not afraid of hard work, must be able to work overtime if required, job e...
ESTIMATOR - Paint & Waterproofing for Commercial Contractor Naples, Florida & Sarasota, Florida Summary Spectrum Contracting, Inc. a Naples, Florida based Commercial Construction Company specializing in painting, waterproofing, concrete restoration and stucco. Spectrum is seeking qualified, personable individuals for their Naples and Sarasota, Florida offices. This is a unique opportunity for t...
ServiceMark has partnered with AmeriGas. We are expanding, and looking to fill positions from entry level through experienced Technicians and Installers. Join our growing team, and enjoy our impressive benefits package. Job Summary: Maintains environmental conditions by installing and maintaining heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment/parts, maintaining records, keeping our custome...
Store/Branch Manager -- HVAC/R Wholesale Distribution Saint Paul, MN Sid Harvey Industries, a leading wholesale distributor of HVAC & Refrigeration equipment and supplies has an immediate opening for a Store Manager in our Saint Paul Minnesota branch. Are you looking for a rewarding management opportunity? This is an excellent opportunity for a career-minded professional to become a part of the...
Industry leading manufactured home builder seeks to fill the following positions: DRYWALLERS Experienced individuals for drywall installation, finishing and painting positions. ELECTRICIANS Experienced electricians for inside work. Positions require experience in preparation / installation of panel boxes, rough wiring of walls, outlets, switches and lights. Positions also responsible fo...
Electrical Inspector with 10 to 15 years experience, 3 to 5 years or more of experience in switch gears. Familiar with New York City Building Codes. Candidate must have legal resident status. Position available immediately. Provide three references with resume....
Summary Our client is a leading producer of building materials, plastics and other industrial supplies. Their manufacturing facility located west of Boston has a need for a Production Planner with experience in the manufacturing industry. This position will report to the Production Manager and other leaders and will monitor equipment and material output to meet ongoing customer demand. Client De...
The Certified Electrician will provide leadership and technical expertise for the photovoltaic installation team. In this position, the Certified Electrician will communicate the necessary job status data to the American Solar Direct operations management team to assure the successful operation of complete and working systems. The ideal candidate will also lead efforts for safe working practices f...
Recruiting Force, LLC dba Recruit Veterans provides a variety of technical, professional and administrative support services to government agencies and prime contractors across the country. We also support commercial clients both large and small with staff augmentation, direct-hire placement and recruiting services. Our focus is on winning new business and hiring and placing military veterans, sp...
Heavy Highway Senior Project Manager A well established, highly profitable heavy highway contractor is seeking a Senior Project Manager to augment their continued growth. Our client is based in suburban Chicago and has played a large role in many capital improvement/expansion civil projects. Our client offers the opportunity to work on challenging projects, provides a world-class compensation pro...
Now Hiring Skilled Carpenters/Experienced Flooring Installer. Pay based on skill. Must have valid Drivers License. Willing to travel Northen IL area. We are only looking for dependable, hard working, honest people. 3+ years Experience. Full time work available depending on skill/tools. Please contact Jeff @815-742-3171 for immediate consideration....
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...

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