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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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We have an immediate need for a Project Controls Specialist Lead JOB DESCRIPTION Seeking a Project Controls Specialist Lead with heavy cost controls experience to work on client plant site in Channelview, TX. Long-term opportunity; no relocation, no per diem. Requirements for consideration: - 12+ years cost experience - 3+ years as a lead on project cost controls preferably on capital project...
HC121163: Gaylor Electric Houston, TX See Below to Apply Gaylor Electric, Inc. is committed to the electrical industry's highest standards of professional integrity, performance and cost-effective services. We currently seeking the following positions: Electrical Foreperson Will be responsible for leadership, management and supervision of projects, including safe installations, alterations, ...
HC120981: L-CON Constructors Houston, TX See Below To Apply Heavy Industrial General Contractor seeks qualified candidates with the following experience: Industrial Construction Project Manager: • Fast-track Construction experience for industrial/petrochemical projects. • Organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects. • Minimum of 10 years experience in heavy industrial con...
The Installation Operations Manager (IM) is responsible for the daily operation of Lumber Liquidators Installation Services’ (LLIS) Program including, but not limited to, identifying and recruiting Installation Providers (IPs), supervising the vendors (IPs), customer care support, coordinate and engage sales driving communication with the stores, partnering with the Regional Manager (RM) to succes...
IMMEDIATE NEED: Manufacturing Supervisor located near Bryson City, NC with experience working in high volume injection molding environments. Candidate needs to have a strong injection molding background. This is a great opportunity to work for an employee owned, rapidly growing company with great employee benefits. Salary will commensurate with experience. All qualified candidates are encouraged t...
Do you want to be part of a dynamic and rapidly growing organization? Are you a dedicated, customer service-oriented individual that is committed to excellence? Do you have a true passion for helping others and a desire to create a strong maintenance team? If so, Venterra has an excellent career opportunity for you as a Maintenance Manager or a Porter/Groundskeeper at Fairways at South Shore Apart...
Do you want to be part of a dynamic and rapidly growing organization? Are you a dedicated, customer service-oriented individual that is committed to excellence? Do you have a true passion for helping others and a desire to create a strong maintenance team? If so, Venterra has an excellent career opportunity for you as a Maintenance Manager at Raintree Apartments in Baytown, TX. Venterra Realty is...
Kansas City area General Contractor, CV Anderson, Inc., is looking for a qualified, reliable Tile Setter. CV Anderson Inc. is a fast growing company. Our Company takes pride in quality work at affordable prices. We take satisfaction in providing excellent customer service and meeting the needs of our customers. To learn more about our company, please visit our website at www.cvandersoninc.com Re...
Coral Gables Job Opening – SB Architects has established a reputation for excellence in high-end design specializing in hospitality and mixed-use projects. Currently has an immediate opening for a Project Architect/ Detailer with proven record of managing complex projects during construction, including CA & coordination with contractors. Must have strong working knowledge of detailing mechanical &...
The San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (formerly known as the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant) is an advanced wastewater treatment facility that treats water from homes and businesses in the cities of San Jose, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and unincorporated areas within the Santa ClaraCounty. The Facility occupies ...
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Installed Building Products (IBP) is a dynamic, fast growing company that specializes in the sale and installation of a wide range of building products - including insulation, shelving units, shower door manufacturing and installation, custom mirrors and more. We are the second largest contractor of our kind in the United States. At IBP, our success is built on a commitment to hard work, respect ...
Assistant Superintendent (Jersey City) We are seeking a highly experienced, hard working and motivated Assistant Superintendent for a luxury condo site in Jersey City. The Asst. Super will maintain a Full-Time schedule that varies. The Asst. Super is required to be on site for all emergencies. The pay rate for this position is between $25.00 - 28.00/hr. BOE *This position requires a satisfacto...
The Wirenut is seeking an outstanding electrician for our Denver location. We offer top pay, full benefits, and a super fun place to work. We are family owned and operated. Perform general electrical repairs and troubleshoot electrical circuits. Installation of service equipment, panel boards, circuits, breakers, electrical devices, etc. Complete all work according to NEC. Ability to work toge...
Company Confidential Bensenville, IL, 60106
UNION CEMENT FINISHER FOREMAN POSITION. VALID DRIVERS LISCENCE. 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE, LAYOUT, READ DRAWINGS, WORK CONSISTS OF SLAB ON GRADE PRECISION FLOORS AND 3D CONCRETE PAVING -ETC. CAN MANAGE ANY SIZE CREW....
Salary – Pay and benefits negotiable About the company- We are an IICRC certified fire, smoke, water, and mold remediation company based in the triad. We are an employee driven company that focuses on providing the consumer with excellent communication and a solid work product. We believe in our employees and our product. Position Summary - The estimator will serve as the primary contact betw...
Want to work for an employer that considers its employees its primary customer? Join the IntegraCare team! Dedication & teamwork is a must! IntegraCare, manager of Senior/Assisted Living, Independent Living and Memory Care Communities, is looking for a hands-on, disciplined professional who enjoys serving the community for our premier Assisted Living community offering Memory Care, The Residence ...
High Country Pools & Spas, Inc. is looking for a reliable Commercial Swimming Pool Construction Worker for Projects in the Denver area. Position is full-time with occasional overtime. Job responsibilities may include but are not limited to: - Pool Excavation and Layout - Rebar and Concrete Work - Plumbing of Pool Piping and Equipment - Tile Installation The ideal candidate for this position:...
Full Time Opportunity will cover 14 communities in Mississippi and Arkansas A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that they want while also meeting ...
Company Confidential West Palm Beach, FL, 33411
Growing Custom Homes Builder seeks: Construction Superintendent/Project Manager Must reside in Palm Beach or Martin County The Construction Superintendent coordinates all site construction activities and supervises all field personnel as required to successfully complete the project on schedule and within budget. This includes maintaining the highest quality, supervising all trade and field pers...

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