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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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Licensed Plumber CRS client in Hookset, NH is currently seeking Licensed NH Plumbers. We are looking for professional candidates that will grow with the company. Plumbers will service residential and commercial customers as well as work on new construction projects. These are 1st shift, temp to permanent position. If you are interested in these positions, please submit your resume in complete...
An exciting career opportunity with an award winning company! We want you to be a part of the Sterling Story. Starting wages ranging from $18 - $23 per hour, based upon experience. We encourage continuing education for HVAC and pool certification. Visit: www.thestelringgrp.com or fax us at: 800-304-6146 EOE to learn more about how you can have the Opportunity, Perks, Responsibilities, and The Next...
Linn Star Transfer, Inc. a Third Party Logistics Company has been providing warehousing, delivery, and installation of household appliances and furnishings for over 20 years. We are currently seeking and accepting applications for a full time Master or Journeyman Plumber. As a Plumber you will be responsible for the installation of household appliances such as dishwasher and also enjoy the benefit...
Superintendent and Installers Gulf Coast Company seeking superintendents and crews experienced in installing decorative epoxy and urethane floors, polished concrete and epoxy and urethane pressure injection and concrete repair. Work in Louisiana and the coastal region....
Superintendent and Installers Gulf Coast Company seeking superintendents and crews experienced in installing decorative epoxy and urethane floors, polished concrete and epoxy and urethane pressure injection and concrete repair. Work in Louisiana and the coastal region....
CHENEGA APPLIED SOLUTIONS Company Job Title: Senior Video Engineer Chenega Job Title: Clearance: Secret Location: Ft. Eustis, VA Reports To: Program Manager EMC FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time, Regular Summary: The Senior Video Engineer will provide project management in video/media services to include all phases of video production and live switching in support of the EMC contract. Es...
Summary: The incumbent of this position will plan and coordinate projects for the purpose of bidding. Review plans and specifications to determine all items required in pricing/quoting process. Support the total quality, productivity, and safety efforts on all projects in his/her portfolio. Identify and respond to the needs of internal personnel and external customers 100% of the time. Responsib...
Our client is a well established and respected Mechanical Contractor located in the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. They are looking confidentially for a sharp Controls Project Manager for commercial, industrial and institutional projects to join their team. The ideal candidate must have: 8+ years experience in managing HVAC Mechanical projects. Knowledge of HVAC controls systems with the ability t...
Job Summary: Responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing, or arranging for repairs of all building operating systems on the site. May be assigned to a single building as the sole engineer under a limited property size and scope. Must have reliable transportation and be available for after hour emergency calls. Essential Job Duties: 1. Responsible for all preventative maintenance...
JOB SUMMARY: The Lead Superintendent has primary responsibility to supervise and manage jobsite construction activities for the physical construction of new apartment home projects. He/she supervises the on-site Assistant Superintendents, subcontractors, vendors and punch-out staff assigned to the projects. The primary duties are as follows: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Personnel: Supervises the activ...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...

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