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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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We are in need of commercial flatwork foreman for long-term work in the Wisconsin area. Our company employs only the best concrete construction leaders in the industry. We are passionately respectful of our craft, our product, and our people. COMMERCIAL FLATWORK FOREMAN -Must have 2 + Years Experience -Looking for Great Leadership Skills -Class A CDL Required -Must be available to travel to WISCON...
Construction Monitor Reliatech provides Owner’s Representative Construction Management services to our clients around the world. In the role of Construction Monitor you will assure safety, security, quality, and drive schedules to keep projects on track. Project Details: • Location: Springfield, MO. We also have projects requiring travel if interested. • Start Date: September 29, 2014 • Completion...
EMI Services JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Job Title: HVAC Mechanic Department: M.G.E.J. Bean Federal Center FLSA Status: FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT Salary Range: $21.71/HR + $3.81/HR in Fringe Benefits Approved By: HUMAN RESOURCES, EOE/M/F/D/V Position Summary: This position oversees facility maintenance and repairs at one of our large Government commercial facilities and specifically requires strong HVAC skills &...
Seeking a high level, detailed-oriented Construction Foreman. The successful candidate should be able to read plans, complete layout, understand and adhere to budgets, and be knowledgeable of a wide variety of construction equipment and methods. The foreman position is responsible for overseeing the work of a 2 to 4 member crew in order to ensure the proper, efficient, and timely completion of ins...
We are in need of commercial flatwork foreman for long-term work in the Green Bay area. Our company employs only the best concrete construction leaders in the industry. We are passionately respectful of our craft, our product, and our people. COMMERCIAL FLATWORK FOREMAN -Must have 2 + Years Experience -Looking for Great Leadership Skills -Class A CDL Required -Must be available to travel throughou...
Tradesmen International is currently seeking wind tower wiring techs for a job in southern Iowa. Siemens experience is preferred. This job starts ASAP and will last 3 months, with the strong possibility of relocating after the 3 months to another wind farm. Compensation: $20/hour + $80/day in per diem Working 60-75 hours/week For immediate consideration please submit resume when applying PI8295008...
The Fire Sprinkler Service Designer is responsible for Fire Sprinkler layout/Design work on multiple projects according to all codes, ordinances and according to the contracted scope of work. Completes permit drawings and hydraulic calculations. Will apply knowledge of system operations and follow planned blueprint instructions. Supervision of all work will be furnished by the Fire Protection Engi...
About Us New construction electrical wiring Responsibilities • Assist Regional Project Manager • Complete Pre-Con Tasks • Prepare take-offs • Order Materials • CAD drawings Qualifications • Experience in construction and construction supervising • Advanced Microsoft Office skills • Licensed Engineer Compensation $35k - 40k per year...
We are in need of commercial flatwork foreman for long-term work in the eastern Wisconsin area. Our company employs only the best concrete construction leaders in the industry. We are passionately respectful of our craft, our product, and our people. COMMERCIAL FLATWORK FOREMAN -Must have 2 + Years Experience -Looking for Great Leadership Skills -Class A CDL Required -Must be available to travel t...
We are in need of commercial flatwork foreman for long-term work in the Green Bay area. Our company employs only the best concrete construction leaders in the industry. We are passionately respectful of our craft, our product, and our people. COMMERCIAL FLATWORK FOREMAN -Must have 2 + Years Experience -Looking for Great Leadership Skills -Class A CDL Required -Must be available to travel throughou...
Commercial Superintendent in hill country near San Antonio. $70,000 pay range and person is needed by September 1 or sooner to start this project of about $1,500,000 in the hill country. Successful candidate will have: Good history of commercial work as superintendent for jobs of this size or larger Good reference and background The desire to work in a small community on this project...
We are in need of commercial flatwork foreman for long-term work in the Green Bay area. Our company employs only the best concrete construction leaders in the industry. We are passionately respectful of our craft, our product, and our people. COMMERCIAL FLATWORK FOREMAN -Must have 2 + Years Experience -Looking for Great Leadership Skills -Class A CDL Required -Must be available to travel to WISCON...
We are in need of commercial flatwork foreman for long-term work in the Milwaukee & Green Bay areas. Our company employs only the best concrete construction leaders in the industry. We are passionately respectful of our craft, our product, and our people. COMMERCIAL FLATWORK FOREMAN -Must have 2 + Years Experience -Looking for Great Leadership Skills -Class A CDL Required -Must be available to tra...
Tired of being underpaid and underappreciated? Ready for pay that coincides with your abilities? If the answers are YES, you need to talk to us! Strictly Confidential. Allen Electric Service Technicians and Office Staff are Absolutely the Best in Kentuckiana - and We’re Expanding! So if you are excellent at what you do, love working with people and are committed to excellent customer service, then...
Wireless Construction Manager Essential Duties • Oversee approximately two to four in house or sub contract crews. • Oversee and ensure project milestones and deadlines are met. • Coordinate with Project Manager to update and track progress of construction in designated market areas. • Record crew time and report crew progress of construction in designated market area. • Record crew time and repor...
Tired of being underpaid and underappreciated? Ready for pay that coincides with your abilities? If the answers are YES, you need to talk to us! Strictly Confidential. Allen Electric Service Technicians and Office Staff are Absolutely the Best in Kentuckiana - and We’re Expanding! So if you are excellent at what you do, love working with people and are committed to excellent customer service, then...
We are in need of commercial flatwork foreman for long-term work in the EASTERN part (Green Bay, Appleton areas) of Wisconsin Our company employs only the best concrete construction leaders in the industry. We are passionately respectful of our craft, our product, and our people. COMMERCIAL FLATWORK FOREMAN -Must have 2 + Years Experience -Looking for Great Leadership Skills -Class A CDL Required...
My Cincinnati client is a well-known, successful commercial construction company. They specialize in design-build and negotiated bid work. They have a stellar reputation for quality and an impeccable record for paying their sub-contractors. They need a Project Manager who can successfully manage a commercial construction project. For the right person, this is a great opportunity to really grow in...
Didion Milling is seeking Production Operators who would enjoy working in an environment characterized by high expectations, employee involvement, mutual trust and respect, open communication, training and competitive wages and benefits. If you'd like to be part of a high-performing culture please apply. The Construction Laborer performs tasks involving physical labor at building, construction pro...
Osmose® Make the great outdoors your office. Do you like to travel? Work outdoors every day? Enjoy a challenge? Consider a career as an Osmose foreman. Osmose Utilities Services, Inc. is an 80 year strong company that specializes in providing services to the utility and telecommunications industries on a national scale. We are looking for motivated individuals with strong leadership skills and the...

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