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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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Overview: 2,500 Environmental Services staff. 20 technical specialties. 900 professional associations. An international team with local expertise. You could say we know a little something about the environment. Our passion for it drives our work. Grounded by safety, quality, and ethics, we come up with solutions that perfectly fit the site. We know what it takes to balance competing project intere...
Overview: Our Urban Development group is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life where people live, work and play, and is comprised of collaborative, creative, and visionary professionals who create high-quality and sustainable environments that are functional, innovative, appropriate, and attractive. Whether it's for a new phase, a new neighborhood, a revitialization, or a new city, our profes...
Overview: Our Water sector, which brings together many of the world’s top engineers and scientists, sees water a bit differently—as a single holistic system rather than as unconnected networks divided by jurisdictional boundaries. We use this perspective to help communities tap into water’s potential. Throughout the life cycle of capture, use, reuse, and discharge, our team optimizes every facet o...
Overview: Our Water sector, which brings together many of the world’s top engineers and scientists, sees water a bit differently—as a single holistic system rather than as unconnected networks divided by jurisdictional boundaries. We use this perspective to help communities tap into water’s potential. Throughout the life cycle of capture, use, reuse, and discharge, our team optimizes every facet o...
This well established national contractor work across a range of projects in the financial services and retail sector completing a mixture of ground-up and renovation projects. With offices in Florida, Texas and Georgia they are now expanding in Houston and looking to appoint a Superintendent to oversee multiple renovation, ground-up and refurbishment projects throughout Houston. You will be respo...
Construction Superintendent Pennsylvania construction company has an immediate opening for a Construction Superintendent at our site in Lititz. Candidate will have a minimum of 3 years homebuilding experience and is responsible for monitoring and controlling the construction of all homes. The selected individual will have excellent customer service skills, as you will interact regularly with custo...
POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the overall direction, completion, and financial outcome for several small to medium high rise/commerical projects or on one very large high rise/commerical project. The position directs and supervises activities related to contract administration, change orders, submittals, procurement, project financial projections, and schedule req...
Candle Manufacturing Company in the City of Commerce: Experienced Electrician needed for industrial warehouse with a minimum of 5 year experience required. This is a long term position 40 hours plus per week. Medical Benefits Available 5 Days paid vacation per year....
Xerox is the world's leading enterprise for business process and document management. Its services, technology, and expertise enable workplaces - from small businesses to large global enterprises - to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus more on what matters most: their real business. Xerox offers business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, inclu...
General Purpose: Ensures that the community meets safety, appearance, and operational standards established by the organization by preparing apartments for move-ins, completing resident requests for maintenance, and providing customer service activities. Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned. · Responds to resident requests for maintenance and ser...
Xerox is the world's leading enterprise for business process and document management. Its services, technology, and expertise enable workplaces - from small businesses to large global enterprises - to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus more on what matters most: their real business. Xerox offers business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, inclu...
Working in QA/R&D Lab, fast paced dairy environment. Performs and documents testing of materials and finished products, performs microbiological analysis of raw materials, hold/release/rejection of finished goods. Verify, cmmpile and alert QA Manager of any deviations from approved specifications. Performs in plant weight checks, temperature checks, ingredient usage and distribution, finished prod...
General Job Description: Initiate pump sales Specific Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude the following: Schedule appointments to explain products and services available Inspect customers water system equipment Provide estimates/bids Survey job sites Estimate well abandonments Work with service department for scheduling jobs Work with purchasing manager for jobs requiring special orders Draw up sal...
ABOUT LIQUID ICE Since 1998, Liquid Ice has been a leading provider of commercial foodservice repair services for throughout the Northeast U.S. Equipment serviced includes coffee brewers, espresso and cappuccino brewers, soda fountains, beer taps, frozen beverage dispensers, soft serve ice cream makers, milkshake equipment, icemakers, juice machines, roller grills, fryers, microwaves, and more. Th...
Blake Equipment is seeking an individual to join our team as a Boiler/ Burner / Control Service Technician out of our Albany, NY location to perform startup service and troubleshooting of Industrial and Commercial packaged boilers, burners, deaerators, pumps, water treatment and controls equipment. Both in-house and factory training is provided. The successful candidate will have experience in sta...
This position is responsible for overall management, coaching and development of 6 of our salon managers to ensure quality brand delivery to achieve desired results. Key Responsibilities: 1. Manages the selection, training, assessment and development of high quality managers to assure maximum effectiveness, motivation, and retention. 2. Directs the implementation and communication of tools and res...
We are currently seeking experienced Iron workers for the following Florida locations: Pan Handle Tallahassee Must have 3 to 5 years experience Job Purpose: Completes structural components by placing and attaching steel members. Duties: * Prepares work by studying architectural prints; laying out requirements; gathering materials and tools. * Positions steel members by fastening members to hoist c...
About Us: Air Systems 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. Air Systems Inc. is a TOTAL FACILITIES SOLUTION for HVAC, Architectural Sheet Metal, Preventive Maintenance & Service, Electrical, High Purity Process Pip...
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OBJECTIVE: Plans and Completes activities required, from initial site evaluation to submission for accurate and complete costing of a project. Will ensure that all parts/pieces/cost items are priced and listed for capture to prepare a proposal or bid package. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: · Help Decide on Project Qualification for a bid or proposal. · Help Maintain Process and Procedural Guidelines...
Need Electrical Journeymen with commercial and industrial experience. Need to have Driver's License, be able to pass a Background Check and pass a Drug Test. We are a Drug-Free work place. Hours are 7:00 am to 3:30pm...
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