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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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CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Asphalt Supervisor Twinsburg, OH Contract Unspecified Apply Apply Asphalt Supervisor Twinsburg, OH Contract Unspecified Apply Job Details If you are a Asphalt Supervisor with experience, please read on! Top Reasons to Work with Us 1. We are very reputable in our industry 2. We have been in business for over 4...
Environmental Remediation Company seeks heavy equipment operator. Duties will also include assisting with drilling, general labor, and hauling equipment on company owned equipment. Will directly interface with customers on jobsites. Travel is required. Must be able to pass a drug screen and have a clean driving record. Class A CDL required. 40 hour HAZWOPER training preferred. Mechanical ability a...
CREW MEMBER Do you have a solid background in carpentry and/or concrete work? Are you looking to work for a stable company that has been around for over 15 years and is going strong? If you answered "yes" to both questions, this opportunity might be for you! We are looking for a hands-on crew member to assist in the installation of the company’s waterproofing and foundation repair products. Our in...
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Assistant to General Contractor's Project Manager, working as P.M Assistant /Superintendent in several Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Miami Dade College Projects. Capable of handling Construction Management procedures, job site inspections, dealing with Sub-Contractors in several concurrent projects at different locations within Dade County. Capable of conducting construction meetings, RFI &...
Immediate Opening! Perfect Opportunity to Join America’s Most Iconic Hospitality Brand! Do you have what it takes to be a part of the biggest changes our brand has seen in 50 years? MOTEL 6 is an iconic American brand and a nationwide leader in economy lodging. With over 1100 properties in the United States and Canada, what could we at Motel 6 possibly be missing? You! If you are a results-oriente...
Plumbing Service/Repair Technician (Novato) Plumbing Service/Repair Technician MUST HAVE OWN TOOLS MUST BE ABLE TO START IMMEDIATELY Successful Candidates Should Have: Valid California Driver's License with a clean driving record High School Diploma 5 or more years of experience in plumbing industry preferred Ability to safely perform manual labor on a day-to-day basis HVAC experience helpful Some...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
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 consecutive year. KB Home ra...
Title: DIVISION MANAGER, BOILER Location: Omaha, NE Compensation: $100k Here’s a great opportunity for a Senior Manager with knowledge and experience in the boiler installation and repair business to join a super company in the Midwest U.S. My client has been in business for more than 40 years and has a strong history of growth and success! They can boast being the “Preferred” contractor in the re...
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: Construction Manager / Superintendent Location: Ashburn, Virginia Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America's leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Construction Manager / Superintendent for one of...
Stone Masters Inc, is Chester County's growing stone countertop provider and is seeking a a full-time CAD Programmer to join their excelling team. The primary function of the CAD Programmer is to produce professional technical drawings and machine program packages for residential and/or commercial projects. Responsibilities: • Interpret field templates to create final machine/digital drawings and...
We are looking for experienced Service Technicians and Lead Journeyman Electricians. All work is in the Greater Nashville area. Industries served include commercial office, retail, light industrial, restaurants and multi-family/apartments. Limited residential work performed, primarily for property management companies. Benefits include employee health, dental and vision insurance as well as a reti...
Rail Group Senior Project Manager Our client has been recognized as an industry 'go to firm' in the Rail Industry. They have executed complex, challenging rail projects; including bridge construction/repair, large yard rebuilding projects, and capacity expansion efforts. Our client performs work nationwide and project size and scopes range from $10M small bridge repair up to $500M complex yard re-...
Looking for experienced Painters. Company offers health benefits (after a 6 month term) and life insurance (which is paid by the company at no cost to employee.) Must have a valid drivers license and be able to pass a drug test. Responsible for interior and exterior painting; applying wallpapers and special finishes as required. Duties: * Prepares work to be processed by reviewing work requests; r...
Our growing Dallas-based multi-family construction Company is looking for an experienced Project Manager for a long term project in Las Vegas. Job Description: • Responsible for management of construction projects assigned • Responsible for client satisfaction, project quality, cost control and schedule adherence • Conform to applicable corporate policies and procedures and uphold ethical standard...
Draftsman Position- LeFrois Builders and Developers is a commercial/Industrial design build construction company that has an exciting opportunity for a hard-working, motivated individual for immediate full-time employment as Architectural Designer/Draftsman. Responsibilities include: - Develop drawings from sketches, notes, details and/or verbal instructions - Provide sets of plans including floor...
Commercial/Residential Trim experience Carpentry Trimming experience, Trimming on trailers Purpose of the Position: Supervise and execute manufacturing processes in industrial plant. Maximizes efficiency by analyzing workflow, assembly methods, and work force utilization. Determines parts and tools needed in order to achieve manufacturing goals according to product specification and schedule. 3-5...
General Labor positions open for short term and long term temp to perm projects. Must be reliable. If you are looking for a job that will last and you will show up for work everyday Monday through Friday, please come be a part of our team. No Skills Required. Must be able to work outside in the heat. Lifting and bending required. Apply with Express Employment Professionals 2820 SPID Ste 114, Corpu...
San Marcos, TX Texas State University Distribution Electrician - Utility Operations Job Number: 2014431 Job Description: Responsible for performing the maintenance and operation of the campus 601V to 25kV medium voltage electrical distribution systems and thermal plant electrical systems in a safe and reliable manner. Required Qualifications: Knowledge of medium voltage electrical distribution sys...
The Plant Engineering department is responsible for the utilities systems that directly support production (e.g. HVAC, chillers, HEPA filtration, electricity, water, various gases, waste water, etc). This second shift, full-time position will perform preventive maintenance activities, repairs, and modifications to plant engineering systems and devices. Team player, able to effectively communicate...
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