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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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Panama City, 32401
newtoday.jpg Bldg Const/Trade Service Plumbers with CDL Lic. Apply in person at 703 Mulberry Ave. No Phone Calls. Web ID # 34296413 Text FL96413 to 56654...
Vanguard Contractors has openings for ROUGH & FINISH CARPENTERS in Western Kentucky. Vanguard is a Drug Free Workplace, an Equal Opportunity Employer, and participates in E-Verify. Interested candidates should send a resume to gcrouch@ vanguard1.com or apply at 218 N 5th Street, Paducah. EOE M/F/D/V...
ENTRY LEVEL TRADESMAN POSITIONS OPEN! Local, growing company is looking for entry level tradesman to enter our foreman training program. We can offer you the opportunity to learn a variety of new skills working with light power tools, basic concrete work, carpentry, light hydraulics, light plumbing, and more. Important: Requirements include a valid driver's license and some lifting of materials an...
Akron, 44308
Skilled Concrete Finisher Must be able to pull straight edge. Call 330-784-1737 Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Backhoe Operator needed, immediate opening, installing water, sewer & septic. Great pay & benefits. Steady work. Must have current, clean MVR; able to pass BKGD check & drug screen. Please call Sullivan Septic, 303-591-7533...
Drywall Finishers: CO DL req. Best wages. Paid vac. Benefits upon qualifying. Apply at 2359 E. Boulder St, CO Spgs, 80909 or call 719-329-0334 EOE...
MANUFACTURER SEEKING TRIM ROOM FINISH CARPENTER Individual needs good conceptual skills, detail orientated, and the ability to maneuver 50 pound material routinely. Leadership skills would be helpful. Trim room carpenter is responsible for: The set up and operation of wood working machinery with the ability to maintain tolerances according to specifications. Perform all necessary woodworking steps...
Company Confidential DOWNINGTOWN, PA, 19335
Carpenter/Mason Helper Carpenter/Mason Helper Must have driver’s license &
 vehicle. Background check needed. Experience a plus. Email ***** =...
Safety Marking Company New England’s largest pavement marking company JOB DESCRIPTION TITLE: Assistant Operations Manager DESCRIPTION: Our ideal candidate has a strong customer service orientation, along with outstanding computer and communication skills. This person will excel in a fast paced environment, where their performance and innovation will contribute directly to the bottom line. This per...
MAINTENANCE - Leominster apartment community seeks a Maintenance worker. Duties include: apartment turnovers, painting, electrical, light plumbing & general maintenance function. Must be available for on-call responsibilities, Qualified applicants should have at least 2 yrs of maintenance exp. Please fax resume to 978-840-2934 or email: ***** EOE...
PAINTERS NEEDED Experience require. Own vehicle a must. Referrals preferred. Call Mark at 978-761-3718, leave message....
Company Confidential TOLEDO, OH, 43608
MAINTENANCE TECHS: Remodeling company looking for lead tech. for maintenance & appl. installs.We offer med. benefits, Must have valid lic., pass background check. Salary DEO. 419-478-1542...
Company Confidential Charleston, SC, 29456
Asst. Field Manager for full service roofing co. Must have exp. w/basic shingle practice, good communication & organizational skills. Duties include quality control & minor repairs. Need clean driving record. Send resumes to: *****...
CONSTRUCTION WORKER needed immediately for busy swimming pool company. Must have knowledge in construction. Swimming pool construction helpful. Applications available at Out-Back Pool & Spa at 8910 SW 34th Ave., Ste 700, M-F 9-5 or call 806-379-7665....
Midland, 79701
Journeyman & Apprentice Plumbers Plumbing Contractor seeking licensed Journeyman & Apprentice plumbers with experience in commercial plumbing. Must have active license or apprentice card. Benefits: health insurance, participation in 401k, optional life insurance, vacation. Pay according to experience. Please call: 972-438-4010....
Description Position Summary : Penske Technician II will generally assist in the repair and diagnosis of major components or remove/replace major components at the direction of Lead Technician or Maintenance Supervisor. Expectations include the ability to diagnose and repair the following with little or no supervision: Clutches, PTO Systems, Electric Systems, Hydraulic/Air Brake systems, Heating/A...
Company Confidential Tacoma, WA
Seeking an experienced commercial remodeling and general maintenance laborer SUMMARY : Under limited supervision, performs routine and extensive preventative maintenance and repair procedures on Evergreen Fire and Security buildings, mechanical equipment and utility systems. Also performs remodels and office renovations when appropriate. Commerical Remodeling Responsibilities: · An excellent under...
Company Confidential Smyrna, GA, 30082
ELECTRICIAN NEEDED Well established electrical contractor hiring commercial and residential electricians. Great pay and benefits. Drug-free and E-verify work place. Fax/email resume 678-391-7897 or *****...
Do you have significant home warranty customer service, repairs and maintenance and single family home remodeling experience then we want to talk to you. We are seeking experienced Home Service Field Managers to help maintain our portfolio of single family homes. Based in Oakland, CA, Waypoint Homes is Reinventing Renting™ by providing quality homes, great customer service, and rewarding leases th...
Heavy Equipment Operator – New Braunfels and San Antonio, Texas – Days Capitol Aggregates, a business of Zachry that provides high quality rock, sand and cement to our customers, has a Heavy Equipment Operator position available at our plants in New Braunfels, Texas and San Antonio, Texas. The schedule is 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday and Saturdays as needed. This position requires working out...
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