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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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Searching for a Shipping Crate Builder for Delaware OH. Must have carpenter skills! Will be working in a fast paced environment building crates to ship products in. Will also help load trucks & packing crates when needed. Shipping knowledge a plus!!...
Provide technical expertise to advance the CNG design process and implementation of new and innovative CNG tools and technology. Lead a work group of geographically dispersed Designers/Drafters and the oversight of CAD contract resources. Manage the production and contribute to the establishment and upkeep of technical drawings and packages for use by engineers, construction teams, project manager...
Company Confidential Medford, NJ, 08055
Architectural CAD Operator with 5 to 8 years experience in wood frame construction. Should be versed in AUTOCAD Architecture 2013. Must have ability to construct Working Drawings from design sketches, modify drawings as per red line markups, and develop design/presentation drawings from design sketches....
Precision Roll Manufacturer in south Arlington with in-house machine shop needs experienced, skilled manual machinist with a dedication to excellence. Company is an industry leader known for excellent quality provided in a timely manner. We have very low attrition and are seeking someone in search of a long-term career. Must have 3+ years experience operating lathes, vertical mills, and welding. S...
Commercial Construction Superintendent needed for immediate employment. Must be experienced, hands-on, assertive and organized individual capable of coordinating construction activities as required to successfully complete the project on schedule and in budget. Must be able to maintain a high level of quality control, supervising all field/trade personnel, while administering good construction saf...
Street Maintenance Worker – Part Time Public Works Department Starting Pay: $15.24/hr This is a part-time position, averaging30 hours per week. Work schedule will fluctuate seasonally and may be as much as 40 hours in a given week. Specific days and hours have some flexibility, however hours of regular work are from 7:00am-3:30pm. Some weekends and overtime, primarily during snow removal season. P...
We are looking for experienced construction laborers for a year long assignment, with the possibility of gaining further projects after this one. Must have reliable transportation and pass a drug and background check. Paying roughly $12-15/hr DOE. To apply, send resume to post....
Hiring a site superintendent to supervise a residential construction project. Must have at least 5 years experience, have own vehicle, and pass a drug and background screen. This is a 1 year assignment with the possibility of gaining other projects after this. To apply, send resume to post....
Position: Welder Wage: Depends on Experience Shift: 2nd and 3rd QPS Employment Group has an immediate opening for a Welder at a manufacturer in Stevens Point, WI. This is a temporary position! Welder Responsibilities: • Lay out, align, fit and weld fabricated steel components to assemble structural forms • Assemble structures such as pallet rack, cantilever rack, portable rack systems, industrial...
Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products. Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offerin...
Company Confidential New York, NY
Estimator New York Construction Company seeks estimator. High end residential experience is a plus. Will consider candidates with commercial experience. Bachelor's degree in Construction or a related field. A Minimum of 5 years experience estimating in the construction industry in the New York market. - Prepare estimates from blue prints for specific disciplines and provide business support to sen...
Hi! Are you seeking a full time janitorial and maintenance position? Duties will include: cleaning, stripping and waxing floors, cleaning restrooms, cleaning windows, emptying the trash, changing light bulbs, sweeping sidewalks and other paved areas, mowing the lawn, shoveling snow, will also spackle and mending holes and wall cracks. Other various duties as assigned. Must be able to lift up to 80...
J. Tropeano, Inc. is a Heavy Highway and Utility Contractor. Specializing in Major Roadway and Highway Construction, Water, Sewer, and Drainage Installation, as well as Site and Civil Construction. J. Tropeano, Inc. is seeking a full-time Superintendent for $1Million-$10Million projects in Massachusetts. Job Description: MassDOT, MBTA, DCR, and Various Municipality Roadway and Utility projects var...
Project Superintendent Position Company Introduction Intelligent Conservation Systems, Inc. (ICS) is the nation’s leading installer of electronic plumbing controls in the correctional market. Based out of Oviedo, Florida (minutes from Orlando), ICS manages the installation of I-CON systems, which are designed to provide water savings and institutional controls for federal, state and local correcti...
HVAC Designer (REVIT) $25 – 30/HR Minneapolis, MN Growing full-service engineering services and sheet metal manufacturer located in the Minneapolis metro area is seeking a seasoned HVAC Designer to join their team. In this important role, you will work closely with the engineering and architecture teams to ensure accurate and timely HVAC design for large projects. This will require extensive knowl...
Asplundh Tree Expert Co. is seeking Groundpersons, experienced Tree Trimmers, and experienced Forepersons for F/T year-round employment. Company paid vacations and holidays. Health insurance benefits. Retirement. Opportunities for advancement. Applicants must pass pre-employment drug test. Forepersons must have valid CDL license. Interested individuals should email Ron at ***** or A...
Estimator/Project Manager Construction company looking to hire self-motivated person to grow with us. We act as a concrete subcontractor and as a primary contractor for infrastructure related projects. You will work closely with upper management developing estimates and tracking project costs. Responsibilities Ability to review/comment on the plans and specs with understanding and confidence. Prep...
Construction Project Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're loo...
Construction Project Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're loo...
Construction Project Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're loo...
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