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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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Hello, We currently have An excellent opening for an Maintenance Mechanic in BUFFALO GROVE, IL but we also have other opportunities so don't let this description stop you from calling me so we can talk about what would be the perfect career move for you. I have several openings and new opportunities come in all the time so please don't hesitate to ask me what it is you are looking for. We are look...
Building high quality construction projects throughout the South West of Texas this Construction Management and General Contracting Company has a strong track record for delivering projects in the Hospitality, Multi Family, Retail, Commercial and Industrial Sectors. Through their outstanding service and commitment to quality, safety and timely delivery of projects, they have secured ongoing repeat...
LCC is growing and adding Construction Managers to work with our Construction (Tower) Services Team. The role of the Construction Manager is to manage field personnel and third party vendors. The Construction Manager I must be proficient in GSM, UMTS and LTE technologies whose duties include: Utility Coordination: Identify and coordinate with local utility companies to facilitate the design and in...
1. Must have strong design and technical skills, with considerable experience in the production of the technical documents, and a solid understanding of building materials and systems. Responsibilities start at the beginning of the Schematic Design Phase and extend through the Contract Administration Phase. The essential responsibilities of this position are: a. Ability to read, understand, and in...
Roto-Rooter is the leading water flow specialist providing unique solutions for our customers' plumbing and drain cleaning needs through a well-trained, trustworthy service team. We are currently seeking experienced full-time Plumbers and Service Technicians to service customers with their drain and plumbing needs in the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire area. Customer Service skills a must. Th...
Gaylor Electric, Inc. is governed by and committed to the electrical industry's highest standards of professional integrity, performance, and cost effective services for the benefit of our clients. We recognize that our employees are the most important resource in maximizing sales growth and return on investment through teamwork, safety, personnel development and customer service. We believe our e...
Tradesmen International is the construction industry’s premier Construction Labor Support Company with nearly 100 locations across America. We pride ourselves on establishing bona-fide partnerships with clients, ensuring their labor-oriented needs are met timely and on budget through our unique Total Labor Support program serviced by our trained Field Representative, a.k.a., Sales Representatives....
Position Summary: CSG is seeking an Inspector for its Multifamily Programs in central and southern Illinois who will conduct comprehensive quality assurance inspections of multifamily energy efficiency retrofit projects and report findings to program management for review and remediation, if needed. The inspector will be based in a home office and need to cover the Ameren Illinois service territor...
Coordinates all work functions in confined and enclosed spaces by performing atmospheric testing to ensure the space is safe for workers and safe for hot work. - Conduct Atmospheric testing and space inspections to determine that the area is safe for workers and hot work. - Maintain and ensure calibration of atmospheric testing equipment. - Maintains records of inspections and tests. - Applies gas...
National hotel construction management firm is in search of an experienced Field Superintendent/Supervisor. Applicant must have experience managing ground up projects on site exceeding $4M in value. Tasks will include monitoring, coordinating, and implementing aggressive project schedules, supervising and coordinating numerous subcontractors onsite simultaneously, with oversight of project quality...
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Immediate opening for a seasoned Project Manager for a Buffalo, NY based Construction Management Firm. Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years project management experience on large-scale projects. Experience in the hospitality field is a plus, attention to detail and professionalism are expected. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Project software, communication, extensive constru...
Job Purpose: Maintains customer service by constructing and maintaining telephone lines; training apprentices. Applicant must have commercial experience and journeyman license. Duties: * Completes service projects by resolving outages, checking voltages. * Maintains equipment and service by reading meters. * Keeps equipment and vehicles operating by following operating instructions; troubleshootin...
Job Purpose: Maintains electrical systems by diagnosing electrical problems; installing and repairing wiring, parts, and components while working with and observing a senior electrician. Applicant must have commercial experience. Duties: * Learns to organize work by observing and studying work requests, blueprints, diagrams, and specifications; investigating, analyzing, and diagnosing problems; de...
Superintendent – KB Home KB Home, a Fortune 500 NYSE company and one of America's premier homebuilders, has an immediate employment opportunity available. The Company operates in numerous states across the nation from California to Florida. KB Home has been building homes for a half a century, and was recently named to Fortune magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies for the sixth con...
COMMERCIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Commercial Maintenance Company seeks skilled tradesman to service retail customers throughout the eastern United States. Prefer licensed or certification in electrical, plumbing and/ or HVAC. Must have excellent customer service skills, valid ‘current’ driver’s license, truck or van (2000 or newer), computer competency, automobile insurance ($100K/$300K/$50K) and...
Licensed Master, Journeyman Electricians & Estimators A rapidly growing National Commercial Construction and Maintenance Repair Company seeks a skilled Licensed Master Electrician to oversee our Georgia, Texas, California, Florida and Ohio based Electrical Operations. Additionally we seek Licensed Journeyman and Estimators to further develop both our New Construction and Service Departments in Geo...
Job Description: The Operations and Maintenance Coordinator is responsible for managing residential and commercial O&M activities through coordinating, documenting and scheduling maintenance of PV systems. This key position is also responsible for handling all incoming case requests from customers and internal resources, documenting information coming back from the field technicians, and coordinat...
Job Description: This Warehouse Supervisor Position Features: Great Pay to $60K Competitive Benefits Immediate need for Warehouse Supervisor - Must have transportation or metal manufacturing - Exposure to Lean Manufacturing - Supervise hourly staff - Ensure objectives are met with production, planning, safety, and quality control - Meet production schedules - Train, develop and motivate team membe...
Licensed Class A HVAC Contractor and Certified Installers Commercial Maintenance Company seeks skilled Licensed HVAC Contractor to oversee Field Operations and Licensed/Certified HVAC Installers to perform work in a Commercial New Construction and Service Environment in CA. This is a great career opportunity for a dedicated and skilled person with industry knowledge, quality workmanship and except...
LICENSED MASTER PLUMBER Commercial Maintenance Company seeks skilled Licensed Master Plumber to oversee Field Operations in a Commercial New Construction and Service Environment in California. JOB SCOPE: Responsible for Estimating with the latest software, Project Management, Job Budgeting and Tracking, Change Orders and Customer Relations. Must have a working knowledge of materials, tools, repair...
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