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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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Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions This is a part time/seasonal position . Duties: Required to work in all facilities operated by the Civic Events Department: Convention Center, Coliseum, Auditorium, Paseo Pavilions, Paseo Grounds, Paseo Farmer’s Market and RiverStage, as well as other locations, as required. Work any event hosted at these venues. Assist in the set-up of sound shell,...
Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions This is a part time/seasonal position Duties: Develop, organize and implement recreation and athletic activities such as arts and crafts, exercise programs, sporting events and other recreation programs as needed. Perform routine duties in the operation of the recreation center such as opening and closing the building as necessary, enforcing center r...
We are looking for an experienced flatworker. Must be able to set up, run a trowel machine, shovel gravel and tie rebar. We work 50 to 60 hours per week and pay overtime. Candidate must be reliable and have own transportation. Pay is based on ability Contact Paul 816-215-8712...
Commercial Estimator Commercial Construction Job in Houston This well established general contractor has been operating in the Houston market for several decades, during which time they have completed a broad range of commercial jobs from retail developments and office buildings to restaurants and financial institutions that have helped shape the urban environment in Houston. Based in Houston, the...
We have fresh ingredients. We need fresh talent. GENERAL MANAGER We are now hiring experienced and talented General Managers to be a part of our growth and success. Our General Managers are accountable for all aspects of food quality, cleanliness, labor, costs, production, maintenance and service of the restaurant and outside events as applicable. QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of 1-3 years of recent r...
Experienced Drywallers needed! Manpower is recruiting experienced Drywallers to work a temporary position with a modular home builder in Leola. The candidate will have at least 1-2 years of experience in professional drywall application. This position is listed as short-term temporary. Background check and drug screen required. If this sounds like you reply to this ad with your resume attached and...
Neill & Lee Contractors located in Potrero Hill, serving San Francisco and the peninsula is hiring a Lead Carpenter/Superintendent. We are a growing company with opportunities for career development. The successful candidate has an ability to work independently, manage/lead other crew members, and troubleshoot all aspects of various projects. The individual should be knowledgeable and proficient w...
WASTE MANAGEMENT WHITMORE LAKE PAY RATE: 10.00 40 HOURS REGULAR PLUS OVERTIME MUST HAVE STEEL TOE BOOTS MANDATORY FOR THE JOB POSITION IS BASICALLY RIDING ALONG WITH THE DRIVERS AND ASSISTING THE DRIVERS WITH TRASH CONTAINERS AND ALSO WASHING CONTAINERS. IT IS A VERY DIRTY JOB....
Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm – is looking for a Sr. Estimator for our Nashville, TN client on a direct hire basis. Position Summary: Independently prepares bid packages, conceptual estimates, analysis of subcontractor bids, etc. Represents the Client in meetings with owners, architects and engineers, and contractors. Gathers, calculates and compiles data for use...
BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair is hiring Journeyman Riggers for the Late July/Early August timeframe. Riggers are responsible for lifting, moving and positioning machinery, equipment, structural parts, and other heavy loads aboard ship and in the shops. Shipboard rigging to include removal of the machinery and equipment on and off the ship and through narrow openings utilizing jacks, chain fall...
Electrical Designer Electrical subcontractor has an immediate opening for a Electrical Designer in their Houston division to develop installation and design documents for electrical power and low voltage systems for commercial, hospitality, healthcare, mission critical and industrial manufacturing projects. Requirements: Electrical or Architectural engineering major 2-3 years of experience in elec...
Estimator Commercial Estimator Job in Houston Our client, a premier general contractor in Texas, offers services in design build, cm at risk, pre-construction, and general construction. With several locations throughout Texas, they are able to execute large commercial jobs that help exceed client expectations. Due to a recent promotion, there is a job available for an experienced commercial estima...
About the Job HIGHGROVE is a landscape design firm, specializing in design build and installation located in the greater Atlanta Area. Our Landscape Architects are responsible for the design of commercial buildings and grounds. Position requires knowledge of plant materials, landscape, hardscape and waterscape designs. Experience with site analysis, project measurements, and client presentations a...
Production/Project Manager Position Available Orange County based steel frame and drywall contractor is looking for project/production manager for hospital and retail construction in the greater L.A., Orange County area. Looking for applicants with strong communication and leadership skills who are well organized and can run several projects simultaneously. Pay commensurate with experience. Requir...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Machine Set Up Coordinator Alexandria, VA Full-Time $45,000 - $65,000 Apply Apply Machine Set Up Coordinator Alexandria, VA Full-Time $45,000 - $65,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Machine Set Up Coordinator with strong understanding of electro-hydraulic machine operations, please read on! We are a leading...
Technical Support Representative § Be an vital and respected part of our company! § Diagnose problems and determine resolution on electrical-mechanical building products § Assist customers and train employees on products and components We want you to join our team of professionals! Our Technical Support Representative provides technical product support and assistance to our customer/dealers, custo...
HVAC Technician Sachs Properties is seeking an experienced HVAC certified technician. Skilled in building automation controls, service and repair of commercial heating and cooling equipment, plumbing, electrical, and general building maintenance. Required: 5-10 years' experience; ability to work flexible hours with some overtime, supervisory experience a plus, proven leadership abilities, self-mot...
Job Description The American Home PM is currently seeking Repair and Maintenance Turn Technician for the following locations Charlotte, N.C. QUALIFICATIONS •To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBIL...
Lifestyle Communities seeks to hire a General Manager to join its team at our Dublin, Ohio location. This role is responsible for managing one of our Goat bar and restaurant locations. Lifestyle Communities is a multi-family, real estate developer specializing in developing and managing master planned, class A apartment communities and creating incredible living experiences for residents. We have...
Austin Staffing, Inc. is seeking a full-time construction assistant that will perform hands on construction tasks and coordinate with subcontractors on the job site. This is a position where you will grow and develop skills within the construction industry, and is a great opportunity for someone to gain a foothold in construction project management. Candidates must be a self starter and have an in...
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