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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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Roofing and Insulation Work Construction Experience Required. Walnut 815-876-0705 Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
CSR / WAREHOUSE Arizona Tile is hiring for a CSR/Warehouse Associate. Assist customer in person and over phone to answer product questions and place orders via computer. Additionally work in shipping/receiving warehouse, which requires ability to lift, push/pull 75lbs. Basic math, personal organization & self motivation a must. Full Time & benefits. Apply online only at www.arizonatile.com/careers...
Company Confidential TOLEDO, OH, 43607
ELECTRICAL ESTIMATOR-PM For Toledo area commercial/industrial contractor. Requires experience. Send resume to *****...
GIBSONIA, 15044
HVAC MAINTENANCE Full-time opportunity for St. Barnabas Health System. HVAC or EPA certification needed. 1-2 yrs. experience with carpentry, plumbing and electrical a plus. Family health benefits, vacation, paid holidays, pension, uniforms and more. EOE. Apply to Human Resources, St. Barnabas Health System, 6005 Valencia Rd, Gibsonia, PA 15044. Fax 724-443-2758, Call 724-444-JOBS (5627) or email:...
Are you interested in starting work for a company that will teach you their business and let you grow with them? Are you available for some overnite travel? We are a leading industrial service provider and we are looking to expand our team by hiring a Technician/Laborer. WHAT DOES THIS JOB ENTAIL? The technician/Laborer will travel in teams to our customer locations to provide cleaning of hydrauli...
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...
trustaff is currently seeking a Concrete Foreman and Concrete Finisher for full-time, direct-hire positions in Cincinnati, OH. Responsibilities include: Smoothing out concrete in segments to ensure proper leveling Arranging forms Decorative work Using machinery to avoid air bubbles Cut pavers Use chemical additives to speed drying Foreman must have 5+ years experience overseeing construction proje...
NYCM SEARCH is NYC based recruitment agency focused on the recruitment and placement of professionals within the AEC industry. We pride ourselves in factual representation of both our candidates and clients, transparency throughout the recruitment process, and a growing and vibrant network of hiring companies and candidates. We are currently seeking Construction Superintendents to fill a variety o...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Assistant Construction Manager / Superintendent Location: Haymarket, Virginia Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Assistant Construction Manager / Supe...
Our client has been in business for many years and has established themselves as a restoration contractor that delivers quality services to its customers and compensates its employees accordingly! Our client, a full service residential and commercial disaster restoration firm, is in need of your solid Reconstruction Project Management experience in the counties of Palm Beach and Broward. Immediate...
We are VCC Registered and/or licensed in all 50 states, VCC has built a strong foundation as a leading commercial contractor throughout the nation. We are listed among the top 100 construction companies nationwide, and are proud to be included with the elite among our professional peers. Currently we are one of the top five national contractors with expertise in retail construction and renovation....
Overview: The NationServe Organization, a subsidiary of The Overhead Door Corporation, is a strong and vibrant company! We have successfully grown our sales performance both organically and through acquisition, and our balance sheet is strong. We have a great pipeline opportunity that is supported with a formal development program designed to prepare the right candidate for future growth and addit...
If you're looking for the benefits of joining an industry leader, with a high-charged, energy-filled environment, then you can stop looking, because you have found what you're looking for in the Utility Mechanic position at our Hertz Rent A Car location. Bring your energy, drive, and motivation to Hertz, and set your goals on cruise control! The Hertz Corporation, a world leader in the car rental...
Experience in construction and welding would be helpful. Good people skills required. Good pay with benefits. Apply at Littlefield Feedyard 806-385-5141 Yard Foreman Needed...
Our client has been in business for many years and has established themselves as a restoration contractor that delivers quality services to its customers and compensates its employees accordingly! Our client, a full service residential and commercial disaster restoration firm, is seeking a Construction Superintendent in the Greater Denver Metro area. Immediate Hire! Construction Superintendent - I...
Company Confidential Houston, TX
We are seeking a top notch senior level Project Manager/Estimator for a small but highly stable and successful company who provides new construction and renovation projects of various sizes for municipalities, water waste treatment plants and pumping stations throughout the States of Texas and Louisiana. Position Summary: Prepare cost estimates and provide Project Management for construction proje...
If you are looking for the benefits of joining an industry leader, with a high-charged, energy-filled environment, then you can stop looking, because you have found what you're looking for in the Utility Mechanic position at our Hertz Rent A Car location. Bring your energy, drive, and motivation to Hertz, and set your goals on cruise control! The Hertz Corporation, a world leader in the car rental...
Description Position Summary: Perform minor component repair and all aspects of preventative maintenance on the newest and best maintained fleet of power, refrigerated and non-powered equipment in the industry. We have industry leading technology, tools and experts in the maintenance field and industry. You will receive state of the art training each year on a variety of OEM equipment. Many of our...
Responsible for meeting customer expectations while performing quality inspections. Perform routine inspections, testing, servicing, installing and preventative maintenance of SimplexGrinnell life safety product lines as well as similar competitive manufacturer's product line. Work with low voltage wiring and associated devices for the operation of low voltage equipment. Learn to complete Service...
Company Confidential Saint Louis, MO, 63101
Electrician St. Louis-based electrical contractor seeks Mid-Level to Journeyman Electricians. Full service electricians needed for residential, commercial, industrial, and new construction. Electrical degree/certification through a business/technical school preferred. Looking to hire ASAP. Send resume and salary history to: ***** An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V...
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