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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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Salary – Pay and benefits negotiable About the company- We are an IICRC certified fire, smoke, water, and mold remediation company based in the triad. We are an employee driven company that focuses on providing the consumer with excellent communication and a solid work product. We believe in our employees and our product. Position Summary - The estimator will serve as the primary contact betw...
Want to work for an employer that considers its employees its primary customer? Join the IntegraCare team! Dedication & teamwork is a must! IntegraCare, manager of Senior/Assisted Living, Independent Living and Memory Care Communities, is looking for a hands-on, disciplined professional who enjoys serving the community for our premier Assisted Living community offering Memory Care, The Residence ...
High Country Pools & Spas, Inc. is looking for a reliable Commercial Swimming Pool Construction Worker for Projects in the Denver area. Position is full-time with occasional overtime. Job responsibilities may include but are not limited to: - Pool Excavation and Layout - Rebar and Concrete Work - Plumbing of Pool Piping and Equipment - Tile Installation The ideal candidate for this position:...
Full Time Opportunity will cover 14 communities in Mississippi and Arkansas A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that they want while also meeting ...
Company Confidential West Palm Beach, FL, 33411
Growing Custom Homes Builder seeks: Construction Superintendent/Project Manager Must reside in Palm Beach or Martin County The Construction Superintendent coordinates all site construction activities and supervises all field personnel as required to successfully complete the project on schedule and within budget. This includes maintaining the highest quality, supervising all trade and field pers...
Job Description Zachry Industrial Inc. is accepting applications for Insulators in Muscatine, Iowa Major roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Industrial Insulator with maintenance mechanic and rigger experience is preferred. Select type and size of insulation and related materials and equipment according to specifications. Install, repair and/or remove insulation on pipin...
Job Description Zachry Industrial, Inc. is accepting applications for a Combo welder at the Monsanto plant in Muscatine, Iowa. Position Responsibilities: Minimum 2 years Combo Welder experience Must have current Zachry weld certs or pass weld test Must be able to read and interpret prints, drawings, schematics and plans Required to have all hand tools, power tools and layout tools Must be a...
Job Description Position Summary: Industrial Pipefiter: duties to include maintence of chemical equipment and piping systems. Be able to take field measurements and make sketchs of Iso's. Be capable of of working unplanned hours and overtime. Due to the requirements of the plant you must be able to do various jobs from boilermaking to project pipefitting and welding. Blueprint reading is a must f...
We have an immediate need for a Project Controls Specialist Lead JOB DESCRIPTION Seeking a Project Controls Specialist Lead with heavy cost controls experience to work on client plant site in Channelview, TX. Long-term opportunity; no relocation, no per diem. Requirements for consideration: - 12+ years cost experience - 3+ years as a lead on project cost controls preferably on capital project...
Industry leader, Related Management Company, has a great career opportunity for a Maintenance Technician at our 240 unit multi-family property, Austin Woods, in Columbia, South Carolina. The Maintenance Technician will be an important member of our team and be responsible for all phases of building maintenance and operations – to include responsibility for common area site repairs consisting of p...
Construction Superintendent with 10+ years experience. Fast food restaurant experience a plus. Specifically Bojangles, Zaxby type restaurants. Must be willing to travel for up to 2 weeks at a time. Willing to start within 14 days of application....
Field Technician – Building Automation After establishing ourselves as a leading nationwide firm in building energy commissioning and optimization, Bes-Tech has added new marketing aspects to our services by adding retrofit and retro commissioning capabilities to our skill set. Bes-Tech brings innovative products and solid experience to our clients in the fields of HVAC systems and controls techn...
Regional/Satellite Office Manager Position In general, a Regional or Satellite Office Manager manages the day to day activity of that particular office. The office manager works directly for the project manager in that office to ensure the office achieving excellent results. The office manager communicates company mission, vision, values, goals, and policies. The office manager Strategic Plannin...
Company Confidential New Lenox, IL, 60451
Tig Welder PERMANENT FULL TIME (day) position in well established manufacturing plant. Experienced in fabricating and welding thin walled stainless steel and steel assemblies. Health, dental, 401K and profit sharing....
Estimator and Field Measuring: Must have minimum 7-8 years experience as a Journeyman Sheet Metal Mechanic (preferably stainless steel kitchen equipment fabrication). Estimating sheet metal projects is a plus. Duties Include, but are not limited to: Field Measure Design Customer Communication Scheduling Computer Skills Must be organized, have a valid Drivers License and a good DMV record. ...
Company Confidential Pompano Beach, FL, 33069
Description: Looking for an experienced Journeyman Electrician to join our team. The company specializes in underground, street light and sign maintenance, as well as new service installations. Some travel will be involved. Job Purpose: Maintains electrical service by diagnosing and repairing electrical problems. Duties: * Organizes work by receiving and studying work orders; gathering tools ...
Candidate will assist the Chief Estimator/Project Manager in the bid and product ordering processes. Duties will include but are not limited to the following: CAD Drawings Job Estimating Job Pricing Close out documentation processing Submittal preparation Customer technical support A 2 year Associates Degree in Construction Technology or Architectural Degree or equivalent experience is requ...
We are looking for an experienced HVAC service Tech and Installer who is responsible and reliable. We have been serving the Sarasota/Charlotte County area for the past 10 years and we are looking for that right person to join our team. Our customer base is primarily residential, so great customer service and good communications skills are a must. Must have a valid driver's license with no DUI's an...
McAtee Plumbing Heating & Air is in need of experience plumbers, full time positions only. If interested, please email resume to ***** or apply in person at 2165 S James Rd Columbus, Ohio 43232 Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm....
City: Bridgeport State: West Virginia Postal/Zip Code: 26330 The name Central Supply Company, an Oldcastle Materials company, has been synonymous with “service” for nearly 100 years and four generations. We serve our customers in communities throughout north and central West Virginia, southwest Pennsylvania and western Maryland. While we strive to promote our main product lines of Ready-Mixed C...

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