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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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We are looking for HVAC Sheet Metal Mechanics and Helpers for the Duncan area. This will be a long term project. Must be able to pass drug screen and possibly a background check....
Drafting Career Opportunity Job Description Since 1975, Faour Glass Technologies has been a company that could out-perform all others in the creation, engineering, and implementation of innovative glass products and systems for residential and commercial clients. We are seeking an individual in the drafting field that creates technical drawings. These drawings, when completed, show plan views, ele...
Fletchline Inc is looking for a Stick Welder to start Friday. Project will last 2 weeks, 40 hr weeks/ day shift. Welding chutes in a FedEx warehouse. Must have your own PPE. Contact me with salary requirements, work history, certs, etc....
Do you have significant home warranty customer service, repairs and maintenance and single family home remodeling experience then we want to talk to you. We are seeking experienced Home Service Technicians to help maintain our portfolio of single family homes. Based in Oakland, CA, Waypoint Homes is Reinventing Renting™ by providing quality homes, great customer service, and rewarding leases that...
We have a cabling opportunity coming up.I am looking for cable technicians, that want to be part of a great project! We need cable pullers. Night shift. 6:00pm to 2:00am. There will be overtime as well on this project. Starting in May CAT 5/6 Cable Pullers. If you have experience pulling and terminating low voltage CAT5/6 cable in a Commercial please apply. We need Telecommunications CAT5 Structur...
Job Description: Adecco is currently assisting a local client recruiting to fill a Diamond Setter job in Pelham, NY. This is a temporary to hire opportunity and is paying up to $45.00 hour depending on experience. The Diamond Setter is responsible for setting diamonds and colored stones in gold and platinum jewelry pieces to our clients production and quality standards. Apply Now if you meet the q...
At SASCO you can be part of a dynamic team that includes the most talented, creative, and experienced people in the industry. This team of the “best of the best” is the core of a culture that encourages you to improve and grow in the highest level of your abilities. In order to maintain who and where we are, we believe in hiring only the best (the top 10%) who are winners in their respective caree...
Sunseri Associates, Inc. is a progressive general contractor serving Northern California. We’re seeking an individual with hands-on Superintendent skills and/or Project Management skills to join our team, to perform new construction of commercial construction projects ranging from $1 million to $10 million. This employment opportunity includes competitive wages and benefits with a stable and consc...
We are hiring Carpenters for commercial project work in the Baltimore Metro Area. Looking for experienced carpenters with 5+ years of commercial job site experience. Own hand-tools and reliable transportation. Must be able to start immediately. Must have a valid Driver's License and reliable transportation. Attractive benefits available including health, dental, vision, and 410k with employer matc...
We are hiring Journeyman Electricians for commercial project work in the Baltimore Metro Area. Candidates must have 5+ years of commercial jobsite experience. Own hand-tools, PPE and reliable transportation. Must be able to start immediately. Must have a valid Driver's License and reliable transportation. Attractive benefits available including health, dental, vision, and 410k with employer match....
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 several Heavy Equipmen...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
Headquartered in the U.S., INVISTA is one of the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex, and polyester applications. With a business presence in more than 20 countries, INVISTA delivers exceptional value for its customers through market insights, technology innovations, and a powerful portfolio of global trademarks including Lycra® fiber, Coolmax®...
EDC, a nationally recognized commercial general contractor is seeking experienced retail Superintendents. Qualified candidates shall have extensive out of the ground experience in big box, grocery, drug store and/ or theatre construction. EDC Superintendents are field-experienced and equipped with the latest technology including smartphones and laptop computers that allows them to provide real-tim...
We are hiring Commercial Painters for project work in the Baltimore Metro Area. Looking for experienced (4+ years) brush and roll mechanics for interior and exterior commercial projects. Experienced in all facets of painting (prep & finish) and finishing. Own hand-tools and reliable transportation. Must be able to start immediately. Must have a valid Driver's License and reliable transportation. A...
Education & Experience: AAS in Computer Drafting Technology 5 years using 2D and 3d software, preferably SolidWords and AutoCAD Industrial Experience Responsibilities: Build and maintain CAD library of components Model hydraulic power units, lube systems, valve assemblies, and manifold assemblies using 3D software Design hydraulic and electrical schematics Provide detailed drawings Fabrication: As...
We are seeking for an expert HVAC installer and maintenance worker. As a HVAC technician you be to properly and safely install , maintain, service, detect and provide solution for problems, inspect and repair the mechanical, electrical, electronic and digital controls associated with these systems. Furthermore, applicant must have thorough knowledge of high and low pressure boilers, and heating, p...
Licensed Class A HVAC Contractor Commercial Maintenance Company seeks skilled Licensed HVAC Contractor to oversee Field Operations in a Commercial New Construction and Service Environment in Georgia. This is a great career opportunity for a dedicated and skilled person with industry knowledge, quality workmanship and exceptional customer service skills. JOB SCOPE: Responsible for Estimating with t...
Manpower is currently recruiting for a Site Safety Trainer working on a large- scale site preparation project in the Capital Area. This project is expected to be 6 months plus with a possible opportunity for additional contract extensions or permanent job placement. The Site Safety Manager works to ensure the safety of both employees and subcontractors on the project. Duties include oversight of t...
This national contractor have several offices across 5 states and have completed a significant volume of work for various major corporations throughout the USA. Due to an increasing workload and upcoming programs of work they are now looking to appoint a Project Co-ordinator to take responsibility for the administration and documentation for projects valued between $200k and $5 mill. The nature of...
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