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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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Tradesmen International is currently seeking licensed journeymen/apprentices for a job in southwestern Wisconsin. This job starts ASAP and consists of commercial work. It will last 1 year. Compensation: $20-30/hour + $60/day in per diem (days worked) Working 4 10s to start Must have Wisconsin Journeyman/Apprentice License For immediate consideration please submit resume when applying PI81811246 Ap...
Overview: Whatever the distance, wherever the destination—our designs lead you there. Our Transportation Practice Area provides comprehensive planning, design, and engineering services for all phases of airports and aviation, bridge, rail, roadway, and transit projects. This is the place where great ideas and rewarding careers can really take off. The ongoing success of our team allows you to set...
Overview: Stantec Consulting Services Inc. ("Stantec") seeks a Design Engineer (Process-Chemical) in Bakersfield, CA (5500 Ming Ave #300, Bakersfield, CA 93309) Responsibilities: Utilizes chemical engineering theories and techniques to provide process engineering deliverables for oil and gas projects excluding exploration and drilling. Develops Design Basis Memorandums (DBMs), Process Flow Diagram...
Overview: Every power project is a community project—whether it’s a gas plant conversion, a transmission line corridor, or a wind development. Our goal is to improve industrial, business, and local communities through our project work. We see beyond the project at hand to where our work fits in the big picture. Join a team that does more than generate and deliver electricity through its work; join...
Overview: Stantec's Support Teams provide Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Marketing & Communications, Risk Management, and Shared Services administrative support services to over 9,500 employees operating out of more than 150 locations in North America. Through this support infrastructure, we are poised to help Stantec reach its vision of becoming and remaining a top 10 global de...
Overview: We're active members of the communities we serve. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. The Stantec community unites more than 14,000 employees working in over 230 locations. Our work—professional consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economic...
Summary Responsible for layout, assembly, wire, installation, test and repair of electrical components in a range of electrical systems associated with industrial equipment and control systems. Experience and/or Educational Requirements High school diploma or equivalent required. Completion of occupational courses is desired. Minimum 2 years experience as an Electrician. Responsibilities Follow bl...
Job Description: This Real Estate Project Manager Position Features: ? Growth Potential ? Advancement opportunity ? Great Pay to $70K If you?re looking for excellent benefit and growth potential then this could be the position for you. Growing and dynamic - Residential & Commercial construction company is aggressively seeking a real estate project manager who demonstrates organizes, and able to re...
Job Description: This Real Estate Project Manager Position Features: ? Growth Potential ? Advancement opportunity ? Great Pay to $70K If you?re looking for excellent benefit and growth potential then this could be the position for you. Growing and dynamic - Residential & Commercial construction company is aggressively seeking a real estate project manager who demonstrates organizes, and able to re...
Job Description: Are you seeking a Project Coordinator position with a wonderful company in the Denver area? Are you a master assistant to project management teams and excel in administrative support? If so, you came to the right place! A wonderful candidate for the position will interact fluidly with Owners, Architects, General Contractors, Subcontractors and field staff from start to close of ne...
West Sacramento based general contractor seeks self-starter, highly motivated, and goal oriented superintendent with experience in constructing large, multi-family projects. 5+ years as a lead superintendent on multi-family housing projects. Must possess proficiency in all technical building skills with the ability to manage multiple resources required for large scale construction projects. Must h...
Builder Job Label:CON-Greensburg-326 This is your opportunity to work for Schumacher Homes, in Greensburg, PA an award-winning custom on-your-lot home builder! Your first mission will be coming up to speed with our systems, processes, and procedures. Your knowledge of construction will go a long way toward your success in this role as you can speak with authority to a wide-ranging set of criteria....
Project Coordinator Construction Coordinator job in Houston This national contractor have several offices across the U.S. and have completed a significant volume of work for various major corporations throughout the Houston area. Due to an increasing workload and upcoming programs of work they are now looking to appoint a Project Coordinator to take responsibility for the administration and docume...
DIVISION INSPECTOR The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) is a MissouriState special purpose political subdivision that is responsible for the St. Louis area’s storm water and sewer collection and treatment. MSD ranks in the nation’s top wastewater utilities, and anticipates spending approximately $4.7 billion on capital investment and asset sustainability over a multi-decade period. The...
INVISTA is the world's largest integrated producer and marketer of premium fibers, resins and intermediates you see in products such as apparel, carpet, bedding, airbags, seatbelts, luggage, diapers, and soft drink packaging. . You can learn more about INVISTA by visiting www.INVISTA.com. We are currently seeking an experienced Project Controls Analyst to implement, administer and maintain cost co...
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Full-time drafting position available for detail oriented person with a minimum of 2 years experience working with architectural drawings. Position will require that ability to read blueprints, perform job take-offs, and create shop drawings. Ideal candidate is comfortable working with both hand-drawn and CAD-generated schematics. Strong interpersonal skills are required to work in a project manag...
Construction Foreman - Supervisors Civil (Asphalt / Concrete / Earthwork / Structures / Building) Looking for qualified individuals to supervise civil construction type projects for a quick growing company. Supervisors with a background in either earthwork, concrete, asphalt, underground, or structures is desired. Will manage crews and paperwork associated with timesheets, quantities, and the trac...
Hi all, We have an urgent requirement with one of our direct client as a General Laborer Job Title: General Laborer Location: Albuquerque, NM Postal Code : 87121 Will be assisting in prepping and painting pipe and getting loads ready for shipment. Interested candidates can call me at 678-666-4373 or email me your resumes at ***** Regards Manisha Arora 678-666-4373 manisha.aror...
Commercial / Industrial Construction Estimator Job Purpose: To estimate accurate estimates to secure work in the commercial / industrial construction markets. This candidate will also manage the projects secured and oversee the onsite superintendents building the projects. Duties: * Review architectural / construction plans by operating computer-aided design system; estimating systems; analyzing d...
Seeking an experienced Lead Carpenter for residential remodeling and commercial tenant fit-out projects. Desired Skills: Knowledgeable about all phases of residential remodeling including: Framing, Trim, and Cabinet installation. Commercial remodeling work including: Metal framing, Drywall hanging, and Installing Drop Ceilings. Project management and jobsite management skills. Good communication s...
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