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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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Construction PLOTE CONSTRUCTION -Construction Materials Sales Director needed for road builder in NW suburbs. See our website at www.plote.com for opportunity. Send resume to ***** EOE/M/F/D/V Posting provided by:...
Construction Superintendent -for Heavy & Highway road builder in NW suburbs. See our website at www.plote.com for job details. Send resume to ***** EOE/M/F/D/V Posting provided by:...
Vickrey Heat & AIR Service Techs, Journeyman & Apprentice/Helpers. Apply in person at 22405 S. 4190 Rd. This job listing brought to you by The Claremore Daily Progress...
Start Immediately Journeyman & Apprentice Electricians 918-343-5483 This job listing brought to you by The Claremore Daily Progress...
Maintenance Manager Needed for small mobile home park, free rental and $400/ month for retired individual or couple look- ing to supplement retirement income. Must have truck and be experienced in many types of repairs incld: sheetrock, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing. Send detailed description of experience to: BOX # 3032 Fayetteville Publishing Co. PO Box 849 Fayetteville, NC 28302...
Commercial Floor Estimator MC Commercial Floors Inc. Dallas, TX Commercial Flooring Company in search of: Experienced Commercial Floor Estimator, Proficient in Carpet, Resilient and Ceramic Tile. 5+ Years experience. Please submit resumes to: ***** The Dallas Morning News - 10/26/2014...
Position Description: How do you see your future? If you see yourself being a part of a team that is responsible for creating an extraordinary living enviornment for their residents where they can come home to relax and also proudly showcase their home to guests, then Alliance is the right place for you. Come join our team and make a difference! The Role. As our Painter you will be expected to...
A/C - Top Pay! Experienced Commercial & Residential Duct Mechanics, Helpers & Service Techs needed. Min 5 yrs exp. Paid Vac., Holidays + More! Cox Heating & Air Conditioning, Since 1958. 727-442-6158. Reference Code:44280...
HC164059: Watco Terminal & Port Services Greens Port Crude by Rail Terminal See Below To Apply The successful candidate for this position must have the ability to successfully manage terminal operations and liquid movements by rail, tank and barges within the facility. • Experience in rail car, tank, and barge liquid movements. • Ability to strategically plan and coordinate movements throug...
CONSTRUCTION MASONS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Miles-McClellan Masonry has immediate openings for experienced Masons and Mason Tenders, Minimum 3 years experience. PW work available. Excellent wages and benefits. Contact Josh Atwell at (614) 545-2303 or apply on-line at www.mmbuildings.com EOE This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
WOODWORKING. Immediate openings. Cabinetmaker. Exp only. Skilled builder of custom millwork - solid wood, veneer and P lam. Mill Dept. Exp only. CNC Beam Saw, Edgebander, Saws, etc. Apply in person or send resume with pay history to: Benchmark Woodworks Co., 75 Curtis St., Delaware, OH 43015. email: ***** This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbus...
Responsible for installing fountain equipment. - Performs installations, removals and relocations of fountain equipment. - Maintain on-vehicle parts inventory and order new supplies as needed. - Maintain and complete required paperwork, such as work tickets, parts list etc. - Provide quality customer service. - High School diploma or GED required. - Refrigeration/HVAC trade or vocational cer...
Responsible for performing mechanical repairs and preventative maintenance on company fleet vehicles. - Troubleshoot, diagnose and complete repairs on all types of vehicles. - Perform preventative maintenance in fleet. - Respond to service calls. - Maintain tools. - Clean work area. - Pick up and deliver vehicles. - 1+ years of mechanic experience on light and heavy equipment required. - 3+ years...
Coca-Cola is made up of the people who make, market and distribute happiness, in the form of refreshing drinks throughout North America. The Coca-Cola Customer Care Team installs, repairs, removes and replaces vending machines, fountain equipment and coolers to ensure our products are readily available and meet the highest quality standards possible for customer consumption. At Coca-Cola, career ...
Not Currently Making $50,000 Per Year? (Nashville, TN) . Are you tired of earning less income than you know you're capable of making? Want to take control of your schedule, spend more time with family and friends and make more money in 2015? If you answered yes to any of these questions then I've got great news for you. My name is John Watkins and I am the owner of Nashville Home Inspection. We...
L;UnityPointe3C UnityPoint Health Proctor Campus ELECTRICIAN This full time position is responsible for providing all electrical installation and maintenance services that include using established engineering practices in correcting malfunctions; assisting with design, installation, and modification; performing quality assurance and code required testing; and performing preventative maintenan...
Immediate need for experienced trim carpenter/installer technicians to join our growing team. We design, fabricate and install custom space solutions for residential and commercial clients. Some experience desirable. Starting wage commensurate with experience - $20 - 25 per hour. Signing bonus after 6 months of employment....
SPRAY FINISHER Mastercraft Industries, a Millersburg, Ohio manufacturer of custom furniture seeks a Spray Finisher. Qualified candidates will have 2 years wood finishing experience, mixing and spraying dyes/stains, and a work history that includes small group supervision. This is a full time position offering competitive wages and benefits. EOE Send resume to: ***** or ...
Pest Control Technician (Experienced Preferred) EARLS PEST CONTROL OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY – San Jose, CA Pest Control Technician needed for family owned and operated company. We are a small, successful company that has been in business since 1952. We are looking for a dedicated team member to join us in the Pest Control Industry. Prefer Branch 2 Applicators or Field Rep License, however willing...
Electrical family owned and operated business on the North Shore is looking for a qualified full time electrician to join our team. We have approximately 20 employees and are a full service electrical contractor in Highland Park, Illinois. Our work consists mostly of small service calls and installations within a tight radius of the North Shore for primarily existing clients. We are looking for s...

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