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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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Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada and Australia. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas an...
Kiewit has been in the construction industry since 1884 and is continually ranked in the top ten of all construction companies by Engineering News Record. As the largest employee-owned company in the construction industry, Kiewit's assets are managed by employee-owners, decisions are made by those closest to the project, and long-term strategies are formulated by managers executives who grew up in...
Kiewit has been in the construction industry since 1884 and is continually ranked in the top ten of all construction companies by Engineering News Record. As the largest employee-owned company in the construction industry, Kiewit's assets are managed by employee-owners, decisions are made by those closest to the project, and long-term strategies are formulated by managers executives who grew up in...
Red Phoenix Construction is hiring! Are you a skilled carpenter or interested in becoming one? Do you want to work at a company that appreciates employees and proves it with year round work, fair pay, benefits, vacation time, training programs, and a positive work environment? Check out the opportunities at one of the North Shore’s fast growing companies, Red Phoenix Construction. Now hiring carpe...
Job Summary: Usually works with minimum supervision, conferring with superior on unusual matters. May be assisted by Entry or Intermediate Level personnel. Assignments are broad in nature, usually requiring originality and ingenuity. Has appreciable latitude for un-reviewed action or decision. May work with Manager, Facilities in the development and administration of the Property Plan and Budget,...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Plumbing Project Manager Estimator Los Angeles, CA; Pasadena, CA Full-Time $70,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Plumbing Project Manager Estimator Los Angeles, CA; Pasadena, CA Full-Time $70,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for a Commercial Plumbing Project Manager / Estima...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Commercial Service Plumber Los Angeles, CA; Pasadena, CA Contract N/A Apply Apply Commercial Service Plumber Los Angeles, CA; Pasadena, CA Contract N/A Apply Job Details We have an outstanding opportunity for a Commercial Service Plumber with commercial and high rise or new construction experience to join a l...
HC077353: Cravens Electric Houston, TX www.cravenselectric.com JOURNEYMAN & APPRENTICE ELECTRICIANS Cravens Electric specializes in residential and light commercial electrical services. Cravens Electric is proud to provide electrical services to the Greater Houston Texas Metro Area. Won 2014 Best of Home Advisor award and is Angie's List award recipient. We are now seeking the positions below: JOU...
HC078523: AHI-Supply Alvin, Texas See below to apply Construction/masonry supply company hiring Drafters. Apply In Person: 2800 N. Gordon St Alvin, TX 77511 Email: ***** Online: www.ahi-supply.com (Visit website for more info.)...
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NewToday.jpg Trades SURVEY INSTRUMENT OPERATOR Experienced only need apply. BELL & PHILLIPS SURVEYING (252)393-6101...
Company Confidential Calvert City, KY, 42029
INDUSTRIAL contractor seeking experienced Estimator. Experienced in civil, structural, and process piping for new construction and remediation is a plus. Duties will include preparing detailed estimates for labor, materials, construction equipment, subcontracted work, and other construction related costs for project bidding purposes. This individual will also determine resource requirements and co...
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
Prof'l Painters & Preppers 2 yrs exp painting & staining. Own transp reqd. 40 hrs/wk Pay DOE 759-9116...
SYNAGRO is looking for employees for their New Haven office Maintenance Mechanic ·Familiarity with motor, valves and piping. ·Documented work experience with problem identification, troubleshooting and resolution. ·Experienced with conveyors, hydraulics, rigging, threaded and welded piping components and fork lifts. ·Prior Naval or C.G. service or shipyard experience a plus. ·$23-25 hourly based p...
CNC OPERATORS for Mill & Lathe and other misc. machines. Production work, small shop atmosphere with well maintained equipment. Full & Part time available, benefit pkg. Must pass drug test. Romulus area. Motivated individuals fax 734-941-5049...
PRODUCTION SEEKING hard working individuals to help fulfill production needs. Full-time positions available. Job will include production painting, material handling, forklift operating, and some mechanical needs. Email resume: *****...
Company Confidential Amarillo, TX, 79166
Flooring Installation helper wanted. Dependable. No exp. necessary, will teach a trade. Starting at $8.50/hr. Russ 806-433-5133. Also need Carpet Helper call Bill 806-676-9918....
LOOKING FOR AN EXCITING NEW POSITION IN THE HVAC FIELD? We have a Lead Technician position available! You are a perfect fit if you have the ability to: - Perform inspections, maintenance, repair, and installations of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. - Calibrate systems, troubleshoot - Perform preventative maintenance and routine servicing of equipment - Diagnose defects and mak...
PLUMBERS WANTED! Jim's Plumbing & Irrigation is currently looking for experienced plumbers for new construction, commercial, remodel, repair, and service work. Plumbing License a plus. We offer. Top Pay Overtime Paid Holidays Vacation Retirement Health Insurance Dental Insurance If you are looking for a home, can pass our driving and criminal background screening, and are drug-free, your search is...
Experienced HVAC Service Tech (DALLAS) Must possess the following: Good attitude and character Experienced in both Commercial and Residential The ability to communicate confidently with clients EPA Certification, Valid Texas Driver’s License Registered with TDLR Tools necessary for the position Verifiable Employment history Able to pass both a drug screening and background check Submit your resume...
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