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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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Productuion Manager We are seeking dynamic production and project management leaders for our St. Louis commercial insulation, air barrier, and fire-stopping operations. You will be charged with managing and scheduling commercial construction crews developing and implementing business growth strategy to support financial goals and operational priorities. A minimum of 5+ years experience in producti...
Masco Contractor Services is seeking a highly motivated Sales Pros for our Sacramento location. Contact us now if you are interested in becoming a member of the best sales team in the Construction industry and the #1 player in our market space. Masco Contractor Services provides professional installation services for insulation, gutters, paint, and more to the Commercial Construction Industry. Tim...
Backhoe Operator, Laborer and Class A drivers needed for local Underground Utility Company located in San Leandro, CA. Underground Utility Contractor specializes in wet and dry utilities, directional drilling, potholing, patch paving and concrete restoration work throughout Northern California and Nevada. All qualified candidates must have a clean Valid California Driver License and will need to p...
Masco Contractor Services is seeking a highly motivated Sales Pros for our Sacramento location. Contact us now if you are interested in becoming a member of the best sales team in the Construction industry and the #1 player in our market space. Masco Contractor Services provides professional installation services for insulation, gutters, paint, and more to the Commercial Construction Industry. Tim...
Productuion Manager We are seeking dynamic production and project management leaders for our St. Louis commercial insulation, air barrier, and fire-stopping operations. You will be charged with managing and scheduling commercial construction crews developing and implementing business growth strategy to support financial goals and operational priorities. A minimum of 5+ years experience in producti...
* Commercial Project Manager with educational, healthcare, airport, and governmental facilities needed. Please send resume and project list in a word attachment. * Salary up to 115K The Project Manager is responsible for overall project planning and scheduling, resource allocation, project accounting and control, while providing technical direction and ensuring compliance with quality standards. T...
R.D. Olson's greatest resource is our employees - recognized throughout the industry as superior performers - who bring their skills and innovative expertise to each of our projects. Our commitment is to retaining a highly skilled and motivated employment team. Job: Full time Responsibilities: The Project Manager (PM) typically handles the day-to-day management responsibilities of one or more proj...
We are a floor covering contractor, providing all types of flooring product installations to Home Improvement Centers. Duties: Data entry of all measure and install orders into our automated system. Scheduling, dispatching, and confirming the jobs with the customer and installers. Interact with store associates, etc. For more information, please call. Skills/Qualifications: Customer Service, Floor...
*Please Note: This is a small but well established and growing General Contractor (20-40MM) in Miami. They are ONLY CONSIDERING candidates with GC experience at this time: Schools, Airports, Municipalities, Govt Facilities and Healthcare Facilities. Stable job history preferred. This is a medium sized GC with over 40 projects. (projects under 30 million)* LOCAL CANDIDATES WITH small to med size GC...
Commercial flooring company looking for help . Must have valid drivers license and vehicle. Looking for helpers and mechanics who are looking to move up in a reputable company and build a lasting relationship ....
Well-established electric company with over 26 years of experience is looking for an experienced, licensed electrician with residential and commercial experience. A flexible, dependable, and highly independent electrician will love this job. You will be assembling, installing, testing, and diagnosing electric systems. What is required? Colorado Journeyman or Master Electrician license 5+years of e...
Are you an experienced Security Systems Estimator? Outsource is looking for a Security Systems Estimator in the Orange County area! We have urgent needs for qualified personnel who are ready to go to work ASAP! Candidates are encouraged to apply IMMEDIATELY as we are always searching for the top talent in Southern California. What we are looking for: • Security Systems Estimator with the ability t...
The Fire Suppression Hood Cleaning Technician is responsible for performing scheduled or unscheduled cleaning of suppression systems hoods. Qualified candidates must have a background in route service, and demonstrate excellent customer service/communications skills. General Responsibilities/Requirements: Cleaning of Kitchen Suppression Hoods. Have a working knowledge of NFPA 96. Ability to commun...
Our client is looking for a proven Senior Estimator with a solid background in hot rubber and below grade waterproofing to join one of the largest specialty contractors in the USA. They are very employee oriented company with excellent benefits and a great working environment. One of the nation's fasting growing and more stable firms. Their projects range from $1M to $40M in size. This Estimator w...
A home repair, maintenance and management company in the Princeton, NJ area seeks an experienced, customer-service oriented carpenter/handyman/supervisor. This skilled person will work closely with a Project Manager. He or she should be able to take charge of smaller local residential remodel/repair projects and will be responsible for repairing and maintaining homes. Duties will be determined by...
Job Overview: Service work for residential and commercial low-voltage security systems. (mostly residential) Highly competitive compensation package (earn $$ per service ticket) Medical Alert systems Base pay and /or negotiable comp plan for candidates with experience Flexible schedule for qualified candidate (Part or Full Time Available!) On-the-Job Training Working with multiple Control Panels a...
Basic Function Perform a wide variety of maintenance activities related to supporting WSS retail locations along with the corporate office. Major Duties and Responsibilities Ø Operating a WSS maintenance van in accordance with company safety policies/procedures and in compliance with all State Laws Ø Safe operation of basic maintenance materials/ handling equipment such as, hand trucks, dollies, f...
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WELDERS Now Seeking Welder and Fabricators, Experienced and Entry Level positions available! Entry Level positions, must be able to pass a weld test. Requirements: Ability to read blue prints Experience using overhead cranes is a PLUS Must have own tools Submit resume for immediate consideration!...
We are a floor covering contractor, providing all types of flooring product installations to Home Improvement Centers. Duties: Data entry of all measure and install orders into our automated system. Scheduling, dispatching, and confirming the jobs with the customer and installers. Interact with store associates, etc. For more information, please call. Skills/Qualifications: Customer Service, Floor...
PLUMBER - LEAD Plumber, Diversified in Service, Remodeling and New Construction. MUST HAVE; a valid Florida Driver's License, miscellaneous small Hand Tools and a clean neat appearance...

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