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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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City: Grand Rapids State: Michigan Postal/Zip Code: 49503 Michigan Paving and Materials, a vertically integrated Oldcastle Inc. company, energetically drives to continually be a leader in our markets in quality construction materials and value added services by employing innovative techniques and customer-centric practices. We believe that our employees are the reason for our success and we focus...
City: Hays State: Kansas Postal/Zip Code: 67601 APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Construction, a part of Oldcastle Materials Company, is a multi-million dollar heavy highway contractor that was established in 1874, and has multiple asphalt plants, ready mix plants, rock quarries and sand operations in Kansas. Shears is diversified with public, private and commercial work including paving, utility, dirt-g...
City: Grand Rapids State: Michigan Postal/Zip Code: 49503 Michigan Paving and Materials, a vertically integrated Oldcastle Inc. company, energetically drives to continually be a leader in our markets in quality construction materials and value added services by employing innovative techniques and customer-centric practices. We believe that our employees are the reason for our success and we focus...
City: Phoenix State: Arizona Postal/Zip Code: 85019 Superlite Block is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operating locatio...
Southern West Virginia Paving Inc Job Requisition ID: 58477 Job Type: Laborer Work Time: Regular City: Beckley State: West Virginia (US-WV) Postal/Zip Code: 25802 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Laborer Tired of browsing the classifieds? Job searches unsuccessful? Look no further, Southern West Virginia Paving, Inc. has the p...
City: Lexington State: Kentucky Postal/Zip Code: 40510 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products...
City: Nashville State: Tennessee Postal/Zip Code: 37204 Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operating locations and 6500 employees, Oldcastle Architectural operates acro...
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3 Millwrights Needed ASAP Must have a minimum 2 yrs. Experience. Pay is DOE Email resumes to ***** Or call Express at (530) 671-9202 This ad placed through the Appeal-Democrat....
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General: Barbara Ann’s Child Care Center Custodian/Handy-Man Basic Instalment Knowledge needed. Part time Call 762-9390 This job was posted through Clovis Media Inc....
Entry level Welders needed for local pontoon boat manufacturer. Apply at Apex Marine, 300 Woodside, St. Louis, MI...
SYNAGRO is looking for a Mechanic’s Assistant, Mechanic and an Instrumentation/Electrical Technician for its New Haven facility. Salary ranges from $18-22, $23-25 and $28 to $34, respectively, DOE. Excellent benefits. Inspects, maintains, repairs and installs mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment at a wastewater facility and pump stations. Power plant and/or pump maintenance ex...
Temporary/Seasonal Welders All American Waste, LLC, is seeking welders to work in our New Haven facility on a temporary, seasonal basis. Ideal candidates will have experience with MIG, Plasma, and Oxy Acetylene welding. AAW offers excellent pay. Apply in person at 19 Wheeler St, New Haven, CT or fax résumé to (203)468-8230 Attn: Eric, or apply by e-mail at *****. AA/EOE Employer Click to...
concrete finishers Must be experienced. Call 734-281-4141...
HAAS machine Exp. HAAS machine. CNC center/programing/GCode. Mail resume to: Pelet Welding, 19 N. 12th Ave., Coatesville, PA 19320...
EXPERIENCED HELPERS & LICENSED ELECTRICIANS WANTED Competitive Pay & Benefits! 978-808-8992...
BOBCAT / SKID STEER OPERATOR Northboro & Curtis Septic Service companies are seeking an exp Bobcat/Skid Steer w/Rockhound Operator, for jobsite clean ups. Some labor work along with operation of machine. Candidate must work well independantly in a fast paced, busy company. COMPENSATION INFORMATION Excellent compensation pkg, based on exper. Bonus incentives, health ins. paid holidays, paid vacatio...
SEPTIC SYSTEM INSTALLER 30 year old expanding company seeking experienced installer. Ma.class B licence or T5 inspectors licence is a plus. Attention to complying w/procedures & reg's COMPENSATION INFORMATION Excellent compensation package, based on exp. Full time, Overtime when available, Commission, Incentive bonuses, Health Ins., Paid Holidays & Vacations. Retirement Pkg. w/Fidelity Investments...
Avrett Plumbing Co. Hiring Certified Plumbers 706-796-0200...
An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer AA/EOE/M/F/D/V SUMMARY: At Terminix®, our people bring tremendous pride and integrity to everything we do. In turn, we provide a working environment where these skilled professionals can achieve true satisfaction in their own lives. We are proud to offer our exceptional associates competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and outstanding opp...
ServiceMaster is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer AA/EOE/M/F/D/V Position Overview Applies company products to residential structures according to work orders and as needed based on service requests; completes required production forms at end of daily work order assignments. Responsibil...
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