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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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Feel like your job is going down the drain? As a Water Conservation Field Technician with our client, you will be in the field, gathering information on water consumption and design a plan to help lower water waster and reduce water consumption. You will work with a variety of people from property managers and building owners to engineers to improve the environment and help clients run with minimu...
Systems Contractors Inc. is a nationally recognized steel erection company specializing in pre-engineered metal buildings. Established over 30 years ago, SCI is located in Denver, CO and has built a strong reputation through its core values focusing on safety, reliability, and integrity. In partnership with its sister company, Systems Buildings Inc. and a strong network of relationships, SCI is de...
Materials Handler Arizona State University Surplus Property Campus: Tempe Requisition Id# 6118BR Salary Range: $10.77 - $12.12 per hour; DOE Close Date: July 30, 2014 Job Description: Performs manual and clerical duties related to shipping, receiving, inspecting, storing, issuing and delivering a variety of materials, equipment and supplies. Essential Duties: • Receive, process and deliver parcels...
New excavating company has multiple contracts with major new home builders in the Denver metro area and is in need of a backhoe operator with experience in the installation of new water/sewer service lines. Additional experience operating wheel loaders (3-4 yd. size) is a big plus. The successful candidate must speak english, have reliable transportation, and good math skills. The abilities to rea...
Systems Contractors Inc. is a nationally recognized steel erection company specializing in pre-engineered metal buildings. Established over 30 years ago, SCI is located in Denver, CO and has built a strong reputation through its core values focusing on safety, reliability, and integrity. In partnership with its sister company, Systems Buildings Inc. and a strong network of relationships, SCI is de...
The company is a founder and leader in the custom home storage industry. They are a full service Design & Build Firm that carries a premier brand name. We have built our industry leading reputation by hiring the best people, offering premier products, advanced technology, and concierge style customer service. We are hiring Design & Sales Consultants in Madison, WI. Compensation: $15.00/hour with r...
Distribution Underground Linemen Needed in Dallas/Ft. Worth TX. MUST be Experienced Underground High Voltage Linemen Must be experienced working in energized Transformers, and Switching Cabinets Terminate and splice Primary and secondary Underground power lines, switching Energized primary cables, install and repair secondary cable on URD systems, Set transformers and UG cabinets, and locate fault...
About Us: EMCOR Services Walker-J-Walker, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. EMCOR is the world’s leading provider of mechanical and electrical construction and facilities services, including planning, consulting, and operations and maintenance. EMCOR Services-Walker-J-Walker, Inc., founded in 1945, offers complete mechanical contracting services from engineering, design, insta...
CME Engineering LP provides full-service civil, mining, environmental and geotechnical engineering and surveying. We provide services for mining, municipal, industrial, alternative energy and waste management clients. Working with sister companies CME Operations and CME Laboratories, we also manage and operate public/private water and wastewater treatment systems and provide concrete and grout tes...
Senior Installer Experience Required: 2 years + Compensation Structure: Hourly. Associate Level II Performance Standards: *Quality rating -% of go backs *Productivity *Production difficulty *Training work Certifications Required: Room 2 work products, to qualify for promotion to Senior Installer role. Responsibilities: Take the lead role in difficult product installations. Train Apprentice Install...
Project Manager to work out of Chambersburg PA office to train under current Engineering Manager. Responsibilities include scheduling, ordering & tracking materials, subcontractor coordination, customer interface and overseeing project managers. Broad Construction knowledge in various trades a plus. Construction Experience Required. Occasional travel. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer....
Position Summary The Maintenance Technician will be responsible for maintaining, operating, and repairing assigned mechanical building systems. Essential Duties Thoroughly and accurately complete reactive and preventive maintenance paperwork. Assist in emergencies as needed Completes assigned PM’s and reactive maintenance repairs requiring, but not limited to the following skills: Food Production...
Basin Electric has a job opening for: Journeyman SUbstation Electrician (TSM) Job Description The Learning and Development Supervisor is responsible for establishing, administering, and communicating learning and development initiatives for Basin Electric and its subsidiaries. A specific emphasis for this position is strategic workforce planning. Required Skills This position requires frequent sit...
Job Purpose: Maintains electrical service by diagnosing and repairing electrical problems. Duties: * Organizes work by receiving and studying work orders; gathering tools and supplies. * Diagnoses electrical problems by studying diagrams, manuals, and specifications; troubleshooting systems; conducting tests. * Repairs electrical problems by replacing faulty parts and components. * Maintains elect...
Bernhard Bros. Mechanical Contractors LLC (BBMC) is looking for an experienced equipment operator. We are a Mechanical contractor that does commercial & industrial work in Baton Rouge, LA and surrounding areas. Will need to have experience with backhoes, skid steers and trenchers. Must have clean driving record & pass pre employment & random drug screens. Job Purpose: Completes assignment by opera...
Basin Electric has a job opening for Construction Management Supervisor (HDQ) Job Description Supervise, monitor, and direct the construction phase of assigned capital projects. This includes ensuring that project safety, quality, progress/schedule, and cost are monitored, tracked, and reported during the construction phase of a project. For each project assignment, this position will assist in pr...
We are looking for a Project Manager who is experienced in Residential and Mid-rise (4-10 story) construction. Experience with wood frame/steel and concrete structures is required, along with a minimum of 5 years work experience as a Project Manager. Please submit your resume for consideration, along with your salary requirements....
Unclog Your Career! Are you tired of wasting your plumbing talents with a loose-nit bunch of slackers? Has your career been circling the drain? Then let's get together and do something about it! Benjamin Franklin, The Punctual Plumber is looking to add members to our elite team of professionals. If you're a trustworthy problem-solver who's always on time, come join a group that actually appreciate...
Sr. Engineering Technician / Failure Analysis We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Senior Engineering Technician. Working under limited supervision, the Engineering Technician performs Failure Analysis on Liberty Electrolytic Caps for external returns, which includes electrical testing, x-ray, Destructive Physical Analysis, and issuing written reports. Employees act on their strong desire t...
Energy Future Holdings Corp. is a Dallas-based, privately held energy company with a portfolio of competitive and regulated energy companies. TXU Energy, Luminant and Oncor, EFH's primary businesses, serve the high-growth Texas electricity market, which is one of world's largest and among the nation's most successful competitive markets. These businesses serve the high-growth Texas electricity mar...
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