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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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Senior Project Manager Job Description Job Title- Senior Project Manager Bonus Eligible- Yes Bonus Target- Outlined in Offer Discipline- Management of Cap-X Construction Travel- 35% Experience- 5+ years in Direct Project Preparation and Management Reports to- Vice President of Operations Position Summary: The Construction Project Manager is responsible for overall project planning, scheduling, res...
Local Electrical Contractor looking for a full-time Electrical Estimator We service both Residential & Commercial Qualified candidates will be local residents (no relocation offered) and experienced. Responsibilities include: Performs quantity take-offs Assists in the pricing and bidding of construction projects Develops and documents logical assumptions during conceptual estimating activities and...
Job Title: Electricial Foreman Interest Category: Electrical Foreman Company: Colwill Engineering Design Build, Inc. Job Type: Full Time Electrical Foreman Shift: 7:00 a.m. til 3:30 p.m. – May require occasional overtime City: Orlando State: Florida Now Hiring Experienced Commercial Electrical Foreman/ Superintendant. We are looking for a Working Foreman who can assist on projects in the Orlando a...
Manpower is currently recruiting general laborers to assist a highly technical organization for a long term opportunity with an excellent chance of being hired permanently in one of the fastest growing industries! Duties will include standing for long periods of time and monitoring the actions of technicians to ensure they are compliant with all OSHA and Work site regulations. The ideal candidate...
Job Title: General Maintenance Plumber Job number: 12717 Location: Golden, CO Compensation: $24/hr Assignment Length: Contract Description: General maintenance plumber needed for an industrial facility. Will be conducting general maintenance such as unclogging toilets, sinks and drains. Please contact George Estepp for more information Qualifications : High School diploma or GED required. 5+ years...
A progressive Stormwater Inspection & Maintenance firm has immediate openings for a Landscape Supervisor who is organized, self-starter professional individual to work with, and oversee landscape crew on fast pace commercial landscape Inspections & Maintenance projects. We are a solid company that offers a competitive salary, 401K and medical, dental & supplemental insurances. Requirements: Excell...
1)Title: Operations Supervisor – Facilities Qualifications: Facilities Operations and Maintenance Department seeks to hire a highly motivated professional to join its team. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a service oriented work ethic with experience in managing multiple tasks and changing priorities. Must understand the importance of commitment to excellence and providing exe...
ELECTRICIAN - Journeyman and apprentice electrician positions available. Local electric construction and service company seeking motivated individuals to join our team of electricians. Positions are available for Journeymen as well as apprentice electricians with 0-10 years of experience. Competitive compensation including health, vacation, holiday and retirement benefits can be offered. Valid dri...
Utility / natural gas contractor seeking experienced Equipment Operator (specifically excavators, skid loaders, and dozers). CDL or Relight Certification with Columbia Gas a plus. Full time. Competitive wages. Send resume to *****...
Now accepting applications for full and part time positions for electricians and electrician's helpers for residential new construction. Applicants must have their own personal hand tools and cordless drill, have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and be legal to work in US. Experience is a plus but not required. Starting at $8/hr and up (based on experience). A good work ethic and...
Paige Electrical Services, LLC 316 Carnival Lane, Port Trevorton, PA Is actively recruiting to fill a full time position for a self motivated and experienced electrician for a growing company. Qualified candidate must be reliable and able to work independently with experience in commercial as well as residential electrical. Knowledge of electrical codes and the ability to read blue prints. WE ARE...
Yankee Pine Corporation, a building supply company located on the North Shore of Massachusetts is planning to expand it’s inside sales staff. We specialize in providing quality building materials to professional contractors, their customers, and local homeowners. The responsibilities of this full time position are varied. The inside sales staff is responsible for writing orders for walk in custome...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Communications Tower Technician in Norristown, PA. Earn $17.00 to $19.00 per hour at this full time temp-to-hire position. Work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Job Description: Under close supervision, travel throughout the state...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Lead Level Test Engineer / Relay Technician for High Voltage Power System in Atlanta, GA. Earn $83,200 to $124,800 per year at this full-time, permanent position. Work 40 hours per week, Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Job Description: Perform te...
Established Construction Firm in NYC is seeking a Site Super. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE WITHIN NYC MUST HAVE COMMERCIAL INTERIORS EXPERIENCE Ideal candidate will have 5+ years experience as a Site Super Salary to 120k For immediate consideration, forward your resume to: ***** www.essentialassociates.com...
Established Construction Firm in NYC is seeking a Project Manager. MUST HAVE NYC EXPERIENCE MUST HAVE COMMERCIAL INTERIORS EXPERIENCE Ideal candidate will have 7+ years experience as a Project Manager TIMBERLINE experience is a MUST Salary to 135k For immediate consideration, forward your resume to: ***** www.essentialassociates.com...
Established Construction Firm is seeking a Chief Estimator. MUST HAVE NYC EXPERIENCE MUST HAVE COMMERCIAL INTERIORS EXPERIENCE This position will oversee 3 Estimators. The position will handle high profile bids Timberline experience is a plus Salary to 160k For immediate consideration, forward your resume to: ***** www.essentialassociates.com...
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GUILDERLAND, NY. Maintenance Worker's full time opportunities with lead and general maintenance responsibilities for Our Lady of Mercy Life Center and Guilderland SPARC both located on Mercy Care Lane in Guilderland and both members of St. Peter's Health Partner's . These jobs require versatile maintenance professional's skilled in grounds care, painting, light plumbing, minor carpentry, snow remo...
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