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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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Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurants is looking for an outstanding General Manager to support our growing concept. Ideal candidates will have General Manager experience working in high volume restaurants (3.5 million+), a passion for food and wine, and a dedication to service, hospitality and quality. We are looking for high-energy, team-oriented people who are dedicated to driving sales and profi...
HVAC Maintenance Technician For our in-house service department in the Columbus, Ohio area 40+ hours guaranteed Company van provided Full benefits including paid Vacation Duties: Repair and Maintenance of - HVAC - Refrigeration - Cooking equipment: grills, fryers and ovens Light cosmetic work Skills/Qualifications: At least 3 years experience in HVAC, refrigeration and cooking equipment repair Exc...
HVAC Maintenance Technician For our in-house service department in the Indianapolis, Indiana area 40+ hours guaranteed Company van provided Full benefits including paid Vacation Duties: Repair and Maintenance of - HVAC - Refrigeration - Cooking equipment: grills, fryers and ovens Light cosmetic work Skills/Qualifications: At least 3 years experience in HVAC, refrigeration and cooking equipment rep...
Well-established restoration and Reconstruction Company seeks a self-motivated individual to fulfill a key position within the project management team. The following are primary functions of a Project Manager: · - - Ensure that all assigned projects are completed accurately, timely, within budget; with a high degree of quality and service and that they produce an acceptable level of profit. · -Ens...
Connor Co., a company rich in history, is currently has an available Delivery Driver/ Warehouse/Counter position in Kankakee, IL. We are looking for a career minded person who is looking for a long term position with a great company. Candidates must pass a pre-employment background check and drug testing and be available to work from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Principal Accounta...
Connor Co., a company rich in history, is currently has an available Plumbing & HVACOutside Sales position in Danville, IL. We are looking for a career minded person who is looking for a long term position with a great company. Principal Accountabilities: Ability to read blueprints/schematics Accurately interpret customer needs and work with customer and outside sales team to offer appropriate sol...
Manpower of Lancaster is hiring a Siding Installer for a leading Modular Home Manufacturer in the Leola area. This job involves installing vinyl and possibly aluminum siding. Workers will be working around insulation so they must not be allergic to fiberglass or fiberglass products. Siding experience preferred. Must be flex to help out in other areas. Lifting up to 50lbs. Manpower - helping Lancas...
Do you have residential electrical experience including reading blueprints and the ability to accurately read a tape measure? Manpower of Lancaster is recruiting a Residential Electrician for a modular home manufacturer in Leola. This is a temporary position with potential to be long-term and even temp-hire. The successful candidate will be flexible to work in other departments and in different ph...
Colonial Fence is one of New England's oldest premier fence companies, we have been manufacturing fine quality fence and accessories since 1974. We are a growing company looking for individuals who can work in a team environment, who possess a positive attitude and can handle the fast-paced environment a fence company endures in the busy months. The following positions are available: (3) Full-Time...
Quality Stone Veneer, Inc. is seeking a full-time Field Manager to work out of our Schnecksville, PA office. We are looking for individuals with masonry and management experience. Position Summary: Provides oversight for entire job from order to cash in accordance with the Company's policies and procedures, safety expectations and quality standards. Duties/Responsibilities: - Schedule and prioriti...
Job Title: Ship fitters needed in Philadelphia, PA Location:Philadelphia, PA Compensation: Non Local-$20/hr + 110.00 per diem (4-10 hour shifts - Mon -Thur - OT when available Fri & Sat-Local rate: $28/hr [To receive full per diem must work at least 9 hrs on a 10 hr scheduled day and 8 hrs on an 8 hr scheduled day. Sat OT hrs of 6 hours = ½ per diem. *Athough OT is not guaranteed they have been av...
1)Title: Operations Supervisor – Facilities Qualifications: Facilities Operations and Maintenance Department seeks to hire a highly motivated professional to join its team. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a service oriented work ethic with experience in managing multiple tasks and changing priorities. Must understand the importance of commitment to excellence and providing exe...
Job Title Sprinkler Inspector Location: Spartanburg, SC Compensation: $18-23/hr Assignment Length: Contract Please speak with George Estepp for more information Description: Responsible for test and inspections of fire sprinkler systems, back flow preventers, suppression systems and fire pumps. Perform routine inspections, testing, servicing, installing and preventative maintenance of fire sprinkl...
Dacon Corporation is a design/build firm with a great reputation for successfully delivering projects in the corporate, distribution, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, life sciences and commercial markets. Dacon is currently seeking an experienced Project Planner to join our pre-construction team. We are seeking a candidate who is thorough, efficient, creative and above all, passionate about prov...
Job Title: A Class Pipefitter Location: Mobile, AL Compensation: $30.00 an hour split $14.50 taxable/$15.50 per diem $25.00 ST $37.50 OT Assignment Length: Contract (expected 1 year+ Please send resumes to shipyard @hkaa.com Description: A Class Pipe Fitters needed for leader in maritime industry. This is a long term opportunity, great working conditions, and great pay at a state of the art shipya...
Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) at Stapeley is a robust industry leader in services to the aging. WEL owns and operates a number of continuing care retirement communities, and affordable housing units in eastern Pennsylvania. Our organizational effectiveness is completely talent dependent. We are searching for an exceptionalMaintenance III Service Worker to enhance our team. The Maintenance III (MAIN...
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 General Laborers to wo...
Cornell Iron Works, a leading and growing manufacturer of Security Closure Products is seeking a qualified Electrical Technician to work in our busy electrical service department. The Electrical Tech will answer calls, troubleshoot field issues with our electrical operators and components, respond to installation questions and help customers obtain replacement parts necessary for repairs. The Tech...
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