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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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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...
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...
Construction Superintendent. Must be experienced in all phases of construction. Agriculture background or previous experience in construction of animal housing facilities a plus. Responsible for all activities including management and coordination of subcontractors, materials, site safety and security. Travel required. Medical insurance and ESOP. Apply at www.cencon.com or E-mail jwilliams@cencon....
EXPERIENCED Residential Electricians (Lee & Collier) Slab, rough, trim & hot check multi & single family units. Knowledge of NEC requirements. Ability to read and follow blueprints, specifications & cut sheets. We are a drug free work place and offer benefits, PTO, 401k and competitive wages. Email resume: ***** or call 239-643-4515 Posting provided by:...
ELECTRICIANS AND HELPERS Via Electric has openings for electricians with 5 years experience and helpers with 2 years experience needed for industrial electrical construction. We offer excellent pay, retirement benefits, insurance, and an apprenticeship program. Must have a valid drivers license. Call 336-548-6968 between 9am and 4pm Monday thru Friday....
WANTED: Steel & Concrete Workers, $18.00 per/hr. Housing provided. Call 701-984-2597....
Lead Solar Installer Job Description: My client is a Top Rated Solar company that serves the residential, commercial, municipalities, and agriculture markets. Their top notch solar team delivers some of the highest rated pv system installs in the Bay area. Responsibilities: Responsible for entire project site Responsible for safety of crew Responsible for quality and efficiency of installed ...
Manpower is looking for a Production Worker to work for our client in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. If you want to work for a company that recognizes and values your contributions, challenges you on a daily basis, and provides compensation worthy of your hard work and dynamic ideas, talk to us! LOCATION: Kings Mountain, North Carolina PAY RATE: $18 per hour LENGTH OF ASSIGNMENT: 53 Weeks JOB...
Storm Water Technician TOWN OF LAKE PARK Storm Water Technician II Under the direct supervision of the Division Foreman, perform semi-skilled to skilled work in the installation, maintenance and inspection of the Town's storm water collection system components. Operates Vac-con equipment, cleans storm drains and organizes data used for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) rep...
Getting It Done At Labor Ready Everyone likes to feel pride in their work. At Labor Ready, we make that happen. We have opportunities right now for hardworking people looking for a reliable paycheck. You can find flexible assignments in construction, manufacturing, retail, warehousing, events, hospitality, waste, restoration and auto services. Labor Ready is currently hiring for Installation Hel...
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We are now accepting resumes for a Licensed Oil Burner Technician. Work locally on the South Shore on mostly residential equipment. Minimum of 3 years experience. A/C experience preferred but not required. Benefits include Health, Paid vacation, holiday, sick/personal days, Company vehicle, retirement. Pay based on experience in the industry....
ARE YOU SERIOUS ABOUT ADVANCING YOUR CAREER IN THE DISASTER RESTORATION INDUSTRY AND BEING GIVEN UNLIMITED GROWTH OPPORTUNITY?...IF YES, AND YOU HAVE THE NECESSARY EXPERIENCE LISTED BELOW, THEN READ ON! Our client is a highly regarded and rapidly growing insurance restoration contractor in the St. Louis area, and is in need of a qualifiedESTIMATOR / PROJECT MANAGER who can do it all. Immediate Hi...
RARE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK FOR ONE OF DENVER’S MOST REPECTED AND WELL-ESTABLIESHED INSURANCE RESTORATION COMPANIES! Our client is an award winning company who is actively looking to fill a Fire-Estimator position. If you are a Fire-Estimator with at least 3 years of experience in disaster restoration then we want to talk to you! Immediate Hire! Fire Damage Estimator (Xactimate or Symbility) - Dis...
Coffee Machine Sevice Tech Espresso Machine Field Service Technicians to support our Cruise Line division. Responsibilities include scheduling and execution of PM for all customers, on-site technical support , troubleshoot communication over e-mail and spare parts department management.Qualified candidates should be computer skilled , have electrical/mechanical and trouble shooting experience, be ...
CARPENTERS R. YODER CONSTRUCTION, INC. A local General Contractor is expanding its carpentry crews. We are seeking experienced carpenters with a steady job history. Join our team & perform a variety of construction work; from commercial, residential, remodel, new construction, concrete work, & post-frame buildings. We offer: Transportation Work in Local Area Competitive wages Year-r...
PARKS TECHNICIAN Town of Palm Beach. FT w/ benefits. Starting hrly $13.35. Hrly range 13.35-17.34. Ground & landscape maint. of parks, streets, irrigation, and right of ways using equipment & hand tools. HS/GED & 1 yr maint. exp required. Class D license required, certified pesticide applicator preferred. Apply online at www.townofpalmbeach.com click Jobs. Closes 10/12 EOE M/F/D/V...
Job Purpose: Maintains environmental conditions by installing and maintaining heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment; maintaining records. Duties: * Organizes work by studying work orders, diagrams, specifications, drawings, and blueprints; gathering required materials. * Establishes environmental systems by mounting, installing, fabricating, or connecting compressors, condensers...
For over 50 years J&W Lumber has provided quality outdoor building materials to homeowners and Contractors throughout Southern California Summary: This position requires stocking materials , assisting customers and maintaining a clean,safe workplace. Duties: * Racking lumber in appropriate bins * Building loads of materials for will call or delivery * Assisting customers * Maintaining a cle...
Our client provides management services to oversee construction projects using three delivery methods: design-build, general contracting and construction management. As one of the oldest construction company in the greater Chicago area and one of the oldest companies in the nation, this client has an extensive portfolio of construction services and specialties to offer its clients. They are look...
Burgess Construction Consultants, Inc., a nationally recognized residential and commercial construction consulting firm, is seeking construction professionals in the Denver, CO area. We are seeking highly motivated and competent individuals with a proven track record to perform Code and Quality Control Inspections, Training, and Energy Verification Testing. To qualify for this position, you must:...

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