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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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-How would you like to work on high profile projects for the 10th largest Roofing Company in the country? We are located in Sunny Florida where there is no State Income Tax. We have the highest wages in the industry and great benefits. Employment opportunities are in Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, and Sanford. Check out our website at AdvancedRoofing.com...
Job ID: 1831 Position Description: CPS Energy is the largest municipally owned energy company in the nation providing both gas and electricity to San Antonio and surrounding communities. For over 80 years CPS Energy employees have provided for the energy needs of over 740,000 industrial, commercial and residential electrical customers and more than 330,000 natural gas customers in the greater San...
JOB SUMMARY: 1. Be able to competently install air conditioning ventilation, refrigeration and related equipment (e.g. condensing units, air handlers, thermostats, high and low voltage controls etc.) for the purpose of providing indoor comfort. 2. Maintain, operate and accurately interpret tool related to the HVAC industry including but not limited to multi meters, manifold gauges and torches. QAU...
RIB U.S.COST is seeking a Mechanical Estimators to join our Dallas team as the practitioner responsible for conceptual through definitive estimates of mechanical systems, plumbing, and related controls. RIB is a leader in providing project controls related services across all verticals within the construction and EPC/M industry. The ideal candidate will become part of team that is setting new stan...
Getting It Done At Labor Ready Everyone likes to feel pride in their work. At Labor Ready, we make that happen. We have opportunities right now for hardworking people looking for a reliable paycheck. You can find flexible assignments in construction, manufacturing, retail, warehousing, events, hospitality, waste, restoration and auto services. Labor Ready is currently hiring General Laborers in th...
Construction Foreman Job Description Requires a Valid Driver’s License, 2+ years construction experience, Leader/Problem solver, pass a drug test. Responsibilities Be in charge of construction projects start to finish Ensure that necessary components of job are delivered to job site safely Ensure job site maintains a professional atmosphere Maintain customer relations during project (We are sellin...
We are looking for an experienced Warehouse Specialist to work in our Livermore, CA location. The Warehouse Specialist handles the loading and unloading of material, inventory processes, shipping and receiving, daily material management, and compliance with safety and company polices. The ideal candidate will have hands-on warehouse experience. Masco Contractor Services (MCS), is a business unit o...
This well established Houston based medium sized commercial building contractor are growing and looking to appoint an experienced Commercial Construction Estimator to join the team and help drive the growth of the business in 2014. Having been established for over 8 years this company have developed a strong client base and reputation that has seen them grow consistently year on year through compe...
Looking for an exciting career opportunity with a top employer in the construction industry? Masco Contractor Services (MCS) is seeking Gutter Installer for the Livermore,CA area. On a national average, our installers earn over $38,000/year! Want to work for a stable company that offers paid training, opportunities for advancement, and certifications? If so, MCS is the company for you! MCS is look...
We are a large, successful Plumbing / Mechanical company that has been around for over 60 years and we work on large-scale Mechanical and Plumbing projects all over the world. We are based in Southern California, and have an immediate need for a top-notch Lead Detailer to add to our team. In this role, you will design, calculate, and write plumbing specifications for our large commercial projects,...
We are a large, successful Plumbing / Mechanical company that has been around for over 60 years and we work on large-scale Mechanical and Plumbing projects all over the world. We are based in Southern California, and have an immediate need for a top-notch Lead Detailer to add to our team. In this role, you will design, calculate, and write plumbing specifications for our large commercial projects,...
Service Technician for Air-conditioning/Heating Company. Commercial and Residential Maintenance Technician, Construction Duct Installer, Construction Equipment Installer, Construction Equipment Mechanic Requirements: Education: HS Diploma and preferred completion of maintenance related curriculum from certified trade school in HVAC systems, or related experience Experience: HVAC Service/Constructi...
Electrician/Panel Builder/Service Technician Needed (Tulsa, OK) Full Time Long Term Permanent Position Hourly Pay: $18-22/hr depending on experience Responsibilities would consist of wiring up panels with PLC's, Variable Frequency Drives, Starters, Relays, Fuses, etc. Must be able to read and understand blueprints and schematics Must have prior experience troubleshooting Must be able to be on call...
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INSIDE SALES In the course of a year’s time, some opportunities arise that may be a turning point in one’s career, if he/she takes a step to explore a fresh and challenging new option. Please take a peek at a brand new exciting opportunity in the construction arena. If you have considered taking that step and investigate a new opportunity, please forward your resume immediately. Confidentiality is...
Company Confidential Austin, TX
INSIDE SALES In the course of a year’s time, some opportunities arise that may be a turning point in one’s career, if he/she takes a step to explore a fresh and challenging new option. Please take a peek at a brand new exciting opportunity in the construction arena. If you have considered taking that step and investigate a new opportunity, please forward your resume immediately. Confidentiality is...
-Requires technical knowledge and applicability of laws, regulations, policies, methods and procedures affecting Army health facility / medical research construction. Position requires knowledge of general principles of design and construction processes and procedures, such as sequencing of construction trades, Request for Information (RFI) processing, submittal reviews, quality assurance, commiss...
Company Confidential Wichita, KS
INSIDE SALES In the course of a year’s time, some opportunities arise that may be a turning point in one’s career, if he/she takes a step to explore a fresh and challenging new option. Please take a peek at a brand new exciting opportunity in the construction arena. If you have considered taking that step and investigate a new opportunity, please forward your resume immediately. Confidentiality is...
Company Confidential Huntsville, AL
General Manager In the course of a year’s time, some opportunities arise that may be a turning point in one’s career, if he/she takes a step to explore a fresh and challenging new option. Please take a peek at a brand new exciting opportunity in the Building Materials Industry. If you have considered taking that step and investigate a new opportunity, please forward your resume immediately. Confid...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
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