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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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Ballwin, 63011
Carpenters needed. Health insurance avail. Call 636-207-9665 (1890026)...
Description: The Lewin Group is a premier national health care and human services consulting and policy analysis firm with 40 years of experience finding answers and solving problems for leading organizations in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. Lewin's strategic and analytical services aim to help clients: Improve policy and expand knowledge of health care and human service systems Ena...
Minnesota Energy Resources, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, is currently recruiting for a Field Technician III for the Blooming Prairie MN area reporting out of the Fairmont, MN office. This position reports to the Operations Supervisor. Responsibilities: Service, repair and install domestic appliances including HVAC equipment; examine appliances for defects and perform diagnostic tests. Pr...
Why CDM Smith? CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. Job Description: As a member of this team...
Minnesota Energy Resources, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, is currently recruiting for a Field Technician III for the Wells MN area reporting out of the Fairmont, MN office. This position reports to the Operations Supervisor. Responsibilities: Service, repair and install domestic appliances including HVAC equipment; examine appliances for defects and perform diagnostic tests. Provide opera...
Job Title: CAD Designer/Checker Location: Troy, OH Compensation: DOE Assignment Length: Contract-6 month temporary assignment Description: Responsible for the CAD support of design projects and execution of Engineering design changes. Support tasks includes generation of solid models and associated drawings. Works in a team environment to produce designs under the direction of the engineering staf...
SALES and ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Having been repeatedly judged as the best in our field by clients, we strive daily to earn our place in the flooring industry.   Floormasters, a well-established flooring company located in Hayward and Sacramento, CA is seeking a full-time SALES and ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE to work in the Stockton/Tracy area. We are a fast-paced company whose desire is to employ the m...
Broadmoor Village, 94015
CONSTRUCTION Company Bowen Construction Location San Francisco, CA Position Type Full Time Experience 10 years Education Unspecified Carpenters, Framers, Foundation to finish, Plumbers, Electricians. Own tools, trans, quality work, Pay DOE. 415-850-0552....
Company Confidential CHICO, CA, 95926
WELDER/FITTER up to $14.50/hour Expanding manufacturer of high quality agric. equipment seeks exper. MIG welder to join its staff. Requirements: Minimum 2 consecutive yrs. welding experience; ability to: read & interpret prints, accurately read measuring devices down to 1/32”, work in a fast paced environment, pass drug screen and physical. Must also provide favorable & verifiable work references....
Company Confidential MEDIA, PA, 19063
Construction Helper F/T,experience in home renovation, must have transportation. 610-393-3955...
Framers Framers wanted. Must have insurance, transp. Call Mike after 6pm (484)571-8916...
Residential construction Valid driver lic, reliable transportation. Able to take / read measurements, climb ladders, work up high. Call Mike 517-749-6600...
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN – NIGHT SHIFT Röchling Glastic Composites has an immediate opening in our Union Shop for a full-time Industrial Electrician on our 3rd shift: 11:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m., Sun. – Thurs. Essential Functions include: install and wire centralized control panels, lay-out and wire distribution centers and circuits, machine tool controls and switches, electrical control and timing devic...
BLOCK/BRICK MASONS & TENDERS Must have transportation, valid ID & experience. Female applicants strongly encouraged to apply. 740-964-0781. DFWP / EOE. This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
MECHANIC/ TECHNICIAN- Service tech needed for fast paced Mail production facility. Good mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills are required along with basic PC knowledge. Bindery, mailing, printing, packaging industry experience is a plus. $12-$18.00 hr. to start based on experience. Systems training and tools provided. We are hiring immediately for full-time positions. Must pass drug sc...
SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED TREE CLIMBER TO WORK IN THE AUGUSTA GA & AIKEN SC AREA. RELOCATION ASSISTANCE MAY APPLY. CALL 706-447-8787 OR SEND RESUME TO *****...
Midland, 79701
I & E Tech Immediately Needed: I & E Tech for natural gas processing plant and gathering system near Rankin, Texas. Must have experience with electronic and pneumatic instrumentation and be able to troubleshoot 480V 3 phase electrical service. Experience with generators and plant automation a plus. Must be willing to take night and weekend call outs. Fax resume to 432-693-2132 or mail to Benedum G...
Midland, 79701
Experienced Diesel Technician Horizon Transportation FT Now hiring Experienced Diesel Technician. Clean driving record is required. Must pass a criminal background check and drug test. Please call 432-699-4468....
Midland, 79701
Land Analyst II Hilliard Energy has an immediate opening for a Land Analyst. Must be able to assist in researching, preparing various oil & gas related documents, amend pooling agreements, title curative documents, and assist with land man work products. Must have 2 years experience. Benefits: Health insurance and 401K Match. Please contact Sterling Hilliard at 432-683-9100 or send resume to caree...
WELDER NEEDED to operate a Mig welding machine - to repair and rebuild concrete forms. Call 904-268-0668 to apply....
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