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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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LOOKING FOR JOB SECURITY? NEED INSURANCE BENEFITS? JOIN OUR TEAM! Growing company looking for a carpenter-who can work independently. Must be an effective communicator. Should have skills on operating a table saw, laying tile, hanging/mudding sheetrock, hanging crown molding and hanging cabinets as well as other general finish work. Qualified candidates must be able to pass a background check an...
Estimator/Project manager - Building Products CPI DAYLIGHTING INC. A Place for Great People Headquartered in Lake Forest, IL, CPI Daylighting is a leader in daylighting solutions nationwide. We design, manufacturer and install quality daylighting systems including skylights, wall lights and canopies. From universities, schools and athletic facilities, to airports and corporate headquarters, hote...
Position yourself at the forefront of the education revolution. • Are you interested in helping to make a long-term impact on the future of students and their families? • Are you an individual who embraces taking on significant ownership and responsibility from the day you begin a new job? • Are you looking for a role where the demands are high but so is the job satisfaction? If you answered Y...
A-Lert Construction Services, a division of Centurion Industries, Inc., is seeking quality-minded individuals with proven experience in industrial pipefitting/welding work and certified welders to work at their various Decatur, IL, and Midwest jobsites. Job Description: Lay out, assemble, install and maintain pipe systems, pipe supports and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot...
Excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join the Stephens team! Install and repair electrical systems, apparatus and components of machinery and equipment as directed by Building Engineer. Trouble shoot and respond to emergency situations. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Complete work requests from tenants or building engineer on a daily basis. Duties include but are not limited ...
A contract Survey Technician job in Austin, TX is available courtesy of Adecco Engineering and Technology. You will be responsible for assisting the crew chief in surveying on site projects. Must be open to travel and have a clean driving record. Survey Technician job responsibilities include: • Survey project in and around theAustinarea. Some project may require travel outsideAustin. • QUALIF...
Need an experienced HVAC Tech/Installer to fix components/systems based on the customers’ needs. This position is due to growth and we have a very low turnover. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate with a reputable company in Nebraska! This position is responsible for the installation of HVAC equipment in the commercial industry. Ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of HVAC equipm...
Telecommunications Engineering and Construction Manager Core Technologies JOB #: 1405356 FULL TIME; CAREER Starting Salary Range: $79,000 - $110,600/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment. Manages the unit responsibl...
Need an experienced HVAC Tech/Installer to fix components/systems based on the customers’ needs. This position is due to growth and we have a very low turnover. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate with a reputable company in Nebraska! This position is responsible for the installation of HVAC equipment in the commercial industry. Ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of HVAC equipm...
Job Description Zachry Industrial, Inc. is currently seeking an HVAC Technician to work in their San Antonio location. The HVAC technician will be responsible for performing skilled mechanical maintenance duties in the inspection, repair, installation and alteration of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and related equipment. This person will also be responsible for...
Full Time This position will include travel to 16 communities in the Chicago, IL region A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that they want while a...
Job Description Zachry Industrial, Inc. is accepting applications for a Combo welder at the Monsanto plant in Muscatine, Iowa. Position Responsibilities: Minimum 2 years Combo Welder experience Must have current Zachry weld certs or pass weld test Must be able to read and interpret prints, drawings, schematics and plans Required to have all hand tools, power tools and layout tools Must be a...
Job Description Position Summary: Industrial Pipefiter: duties to include maintence of chemical equipment and piping systems. Be able to take field measurements and make sketchs of Iso's. Be capable of of working unplanned hours and overtime. Due to the requirements of the plant you must be able to do various jobs from boilermaking to project pipefitting and welding. Blueprint reading is a must f...
The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College invites applications for a Building Operations Manager position for the Facilities Department. UC Blue Ash College is the largest regional college in Ohio, located in Blue Ash, Ohio with an enrollment of approximately 5900 students. Essential functions of the position include: Under general supervision from the Director of Facilities Management, coord...
Job Description Zachry Industrial Inc. is accepting applications for Insulators in Muscatine, Iowa Major roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Industrial Insulator with maintenance mechanic and rigger experience is preferred. Select type and size of insulation and related materials and equipment according to specifications. Install, repair and/or remove insulation on pipin...
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...
Architectural Job Captain Job Label:Job Captain The Architectural Job Captain will work closely with internal and extended project team and be involved in all aspects of the project from design documentation through construction administration. Develop project documents for new and corrective work, to bidding and construction. Responsible for the development and coordination of the drawings an...
Hiring - Production Painter First shift: 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday Duties of the Position Include: Operates a high volume low pressure spray gun Primes and finish Has experience painting with polyurethanes and enamels Conduct inspection in various stages Must be able to follow written and oral instructions Knowledge of basic shop math Minimum experience of 2 years in a man...
General Manager - Holland Roofing of the Carolina’s We are seeking an experienced, organized professional for a General Manager position for the Charlotte NC and surrounding areas. As a General Manager, you will be running a location, gaining new commercial clients, and overseeing roof repair crews.This position demandssuperior organizational skillsand knowledge of commercial roofing systems. Our...
Magnolia Plumbing Inc is looking for a commercial sales/estimator to work in our service/installation department. With our D.C.-based outside professional sales position you are guaranteed: · Industry-leading benefits package, company-supplied vehicle, gas card, laptop, cellphone, clothing, and more · Paid training, tremendous support, great working environment and company culture, and fun! · ...

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