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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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HVAC and HOME PERFORMANCE APPRENTICE Bolster – DeHart Inc. is looking to hire a highly motivated individual with a positive attitude for its growing team. The person in this role is responsible to work on an HVAC/Home Performance Installation crew for the installation of all the company’s jobs according to quality standards, job specifications, and safety regulations. This person will work with a...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Senior Quantity Surveyor / Cost Estimation Manager Honolulu, HI Unspecified Apply Apply Senior Quantity Surveyor / Cost Estimation Manager Honolulu, HI Unspecified Apply Job Details If you are a Senior Quantity Surveyor with strong experience in construction cost estimation, please read on! Loc...
Provide regular updates to the supervisor/project manager and is responsible for developing a final product that meets specified engineering design criteria as well as client specific requirements. This person will provide supervision of specified personnel to complete the assigned tasks and/or project. This person will independently complete tasks and assignments as directed by the project manage...
Position Overview: The position will report to the Senior Director of Construction and will be responsible for all general construction activities for 15-20 new stores per year nationwide, which will include construction estimating, contractor selection, project budgeting and schedule preparation. The successful candidate will arrange pre-construction meetings, track Landlord and Contractor work ...
Walk INS welcome- Aker Philadelphia Shipyard (located inside the Philadelphia Navy Yard) 2100 Kitty Hawk Ave Philadelphia, PA 19112 M-F 7 am to 5 pm Recruiter to contact: Mike Snyder Job Title: Ship fitters needed in Philadelphia, PA Location:Philadelphia, PA Compensation: Non Local-$20/hr + 110.00 per diem (4-10 hour shifts - Mon -Thur - OT when available Fri & Sat-Local rate: $28/hr [...
About Us Interested in the chance to showcase your technical and creative talents? The premier Residential Design/Build firm in Des Moines is hiring! This position is our Carpenter 2 Position. At this time we are looking for candidates who are specifically skilled in trim carpentry, but applicants need to have experience with all facets of carpentry and residential construction - particularly re...
Our business is a growing company located in Santa Ana. We have projects mainly in the OC/LA counties. Responsibilities: The Multi-Skilled Tradesman specialized in remodeling and renovation. You must have basic construction skills, be organized, and effectively communicate with others with a positive attitude. Requirements: • Must have current Driver's License and proof of insurance on your tr...
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Construction Company looking for the following: (Orlando) compensation: Neg • Painters ( Must have experience using Graco 5000 and 7900 airless sprayers) Pay ranges based on experience, Must meet the following requirements: • This job is located in Orlando 32814, must live local (Jacksonville, Tampa, Daytona, Gainesville is not local) • Must have Valid DL • Transportation • Team players o...
Entry level Openings: Immediate hire Looking to hard workers with upbeat attitudes! We are looking for candidates that can teach and train. You must also be able to work hands-on with customers and clients. Must be able to teach, train, and develop other employees in the sales and marketing industry. Construction, warehouse, and repair workers thrive in our industry. We have seen great success c...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Punchout Technician / Service Technician Location: Broomfield, Colorado Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's Leading Luxury Home Builder, seeks a Punchout Technician / Service Technician to handle pre-...
LANDSCAPE LABORERS Centeno Landscaping, Inc. needs 9 Temp Landscape Laborers. 14.88/hr. and $22.32/hr. OT from 03/01/15 11/15/15. Mon-Fri, 6am-3pm. No experience required and minimum OTJ training provided. use hand / power tools to maintain lawns, dig holes and trenches, lay sod and plant. Involves bending, stooping, lifting and stretching on a frequent basis in the Bucks County area. Mail resumes...
Aerotek has immediate openings for Quality Control and Manufacturing Workers on 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift. Potential pay is $12+ after 1 year employment. Please call Kasey for an immediate interview. 865-292-2427. EOE Posting provided by:...
CHRIS CRAFT Established 1874 We are looking for skilled Boat Builders Now Hiring for the following positions! Deck Riggers Hull Riggers Final Riggers Wire Harness Assembly Fiberglass Finishers Warehouse Maintenance Painters Top pay for experienced candidates! Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance, 401(k) with excellent matching on contributions. Apply Mon...
HC183317: ABM Government Services, LLC Various Locations in Iraq See Below To Apply ABM GOVERNMENT SERVICES, LLC IS SEEKING LINGUISTS FOR POSITIONS IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN IRAQ Preferred Qualifications: • Possess excellent skills in translation, proof reading and editing of various documents. • Must possess excellent English language written communication skills. • Ability to transcribe ...
Office of Physical Plant Opportunities PENN STATE Based on reorganization and promotions. The Penn State Office of Physical Plant has second shift (Mon-Fri 3:30PM to midnight) opportunities for the following trades: - Electrical - Elevator - Heating and Ventilation Apprenticeship or related degree is preferred, based on education and training two to ten years of experience is required. - Starting ...
SKILLED CRAFTSPERSON II / HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TOWN OF AUBURN DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS The Town of Auburn Department of Public Works-Facilities Management Unit has an opening for a full time Skilled Craftsperson II / Heavy Equipment Operator. The Skilled Craftsperson II shall assist the Skilled Craftsperson I in the general functions, services, operations and activities of the Facilities Man...
Construction Superintendents, Foremen & Project Managers Monarch Construction Company, a leading regional general contractor, is seeking superintendents, foremen and project managers with experience in commercial building projects ranging in size from $5M to $40M. Our comprehensive benefit package includes competitive pay, health insurance, 401k plan, profit sharing and career advancement opportun...
Production Support/Fork Lift Operator Manufacturer of high-grade specialty films used in construction & industrial applications has opportunities for Production Support/Fork Lift Operator to supply production lines with materials. Band, stretch wrap, label and move finished products. Cut fiber cores. Assist Machine Operators. Previous experience as Fork Lift Operator in a manufacturing environme...
Collection System Operator Apprentice Salary: $28,288 - $42,432 Closing Date: Jan. 2, 2015 APPLY ONLINE TODAY! www.charlestonwater.com Excellent Comprehensive Benefits. EOE....
Carpenters, Concrete Workers, Iron Workers & Equipment Operators. Dean Snyder Construction is now accepting applications for experienced construction workers in the areas of carpentry, concrete, iron working and equipment operating. Positions are full-time and year-round. We offer competitive wages and benefits. A valid drivers license, high school diploma (or G.E.D.), the ability to travel and a...

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