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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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Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an excellent opportunity for a Service Technician III who is ready to grow their career with the leading company in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals to perform maintenance and repairs of equipment in a...
Position Description: United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an excellent opportunity for a Service Technician III who is ready to grow their career with the leading company in the industry. To continue our tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals to perform maintenance and repairs of equipment in a...
Company Confidential Anchorage, 99515
Alutiiq LLC, is currently recruiting qualified individuals for the following positions: - Construction Superintendent - Construction Foreman - Site Safety Health Officer - Quality Control Manager - Project Administration Please apply online at www.alutiiq.com...
Akron, 44308
NEEDED: Foreman, Roofers, Roofer Helpers, & Painters, all skill levels needed. $10 and up, based on exp., reliable transportation strongly preferred. Call 330-576-3540 Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Company Confidential Erie, PA, 16505
Experienced ROOFERS Must have hand tools. Call 814-860-8616 or 795-4803...
Layout - Fitter Spring City Struct Stl Fab Shop looking for Exp Person to Layout, Fab & Weld. Free Health Ins, OT avail. Email Res to ***** or fax 610-948-5835. =...
Company Confidential Stanley, 28164
NewToday.jpg General FULL TIME Employee for small remodeling business. Knowledge of construction a must. (No subcontractors need apply). Call 704-263- 1966 & leave message....
Company Confidential Gastonia, 28054
NewToday.jpg General SUMMIT BSR ROOFING Seeks exp. Thermoplastic Roof Installers and laborers. Drivers license, drug free, and 21 yrs. or older. Call 704-827-7677 Mount Holly, NC....
Company Confidential Charleston, SC, 29405
Experienced Concrete Finishers 20-40hrs/wk. (843)200-9034 Timothy...
Company Confidential New York, 10065
Property MgmtResident Manager needed w/ 5 + yrs of experience in NYC for a luxury resident bldg in the west side. This is a live-out, non-union position. Candidates must possess excellent mechanical skills for sophisticated systems. NYC refrigeration lic. recommended. Qualified candidates only. Sal. neg. ***** nytdfj...
Seeking Experienced Plumbers - Must possess 2+ years experience in residential service and repair, excellent troubleshooting skills, great customer service and communication skills, all necessary hand tools, clean background, pass drug screen and good MVR (no prior DUI's). Licenses, drain cleaning and commercial experience a plus. Pay based on experience. Benefits include: Bonuses, 100% paid medic...
Residential new construction and retail service plumber needed. Experience and clean driving record a must, gas piping experience a plus! Great Benefits including health insurance and paid vacation! No calls, email resume if interested. Must have relevant experience! Also looking for an experienced gas pipe installer for LP and Natural Gas...
HVAC SERVICE TECH NEEDED FOR QUALITY COOLING AND HEATING AT 4413 SAYLES BLVD WITH AT LEAST THREE YEARS EXP. REQUIRED NO PHONE CALLS !!! DRUG SCREEN REQUIRED NO ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS AVAILABLE MUST BE CLEAN CUT!! BENEFIT PACKAGE AVAIL. AFTER 90 DAYS FULL TIME!! NOT TEMPORARY SUMMER HELP!! PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON OR ONLINE USING THE FOLLOWING LINK !!http://www.qualitycool.com/employment.html...
We are seeking experienced carpenters in interior and bathroom remodeling. We will train how to install our system but must be skilled in using saws,drywall and general remodeling. We have year round work and are a growing company with room for advancement. We specialize in surrounds and wet area of bathrooms. We have crews for each phase of remodeling process. No plumbing required other then inst...
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR Aurubis Buffalo, Inc. a quality-first manufacturer of copper alloy semi-finished products, is seeking a Maintenance Supervisor. Responsibilities will include maintenance supervision for a 24-hour operation. Successful candidates will possess: strong mechanical, electrical and hydraulic skills, heavy manufacturing experience, strong interpersonal skills, with a minimum 5 year...
TRUCK MECHANIC: Local beverage distributors seeking class A or B Mechanic with own tools for fleet maintenance. Minimum qualifications should include: Ability to work 12-8:30pm shift. Heavy duty NYS inspection license. Class A Commercial Drivers license. 2-3 years experience Send resume to: Certo Brothers Distributing Company, 2500 North America Dr., West Seneca, NY 14224 Attn. Dept 515 or email t...
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: Furlong, Pennsylvania Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Assistant Construction Manager / Su...
Job Purpose: Maintains environmental conditions by installing and maintaining heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment; maintaining records. Duties: * Organizes work by studying work orders, diagrams, specifications, drawings, and blueprints; gathering required materials. * Establishes environmental systems by mounting, installing, fabricating, or connecting compressors, condensers, ev...
Osmose Utilities Services, Inc is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Steel Corrosion / Construction Superintendent whose responsibilities include: Improvement of the operational performance of civil construction (sitework, concrete and structural) crews. Emphasis on retention, productivity, safety, quality workmanship, customer satisfaction, reducing controllable expenses and personn...
Osmose Utilities Services, Inc is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Steel Corrosion / Construction Superintendent whose responsibilities include: Improvement of the operational performance of civil construction (sitework, concrete and structural) crews. Emphasis on retention, productivity, safety, quality workmanship, customer satisfaction, reducing controllable expenses and personn...
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