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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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Description: We are a commercial window tinting company based in Livermore CA, that has been in business since 1989. No past window tinting experience is necessary. We will train for the right candidate. Requirements: Past construction experience and a Working knowledge of reading architectural drawings and blueprints would be of value. Experience with sign making equipment and software, such as a...
Roofing Research Coordinator N.B. Handy is seeking a Roofing Research Coordinator. Responsibilities include researching sales opportunities/leads for account managers and tracking construction projects. Minimum associate's degree and background in construction required. Email cover letter and resume to: ***** EOE....
Company Confidential Atlanta, GA, 30301
Commercial Drywall Superintendent & Forman We are a growing national commercial drywall/painting contractor looking to hire full time Superintendent & Forman to manage our travel and local Atlanta construction projects. We have projects all over the US and need a qualified managers to handle our client’s and field daily needs. If you would like to be part of our team and earn competitive industry...
The Drilling Rig Electrician is responsible for installing and maintaining electrical wiring and equipment on land-based drilling rigs. Responsibilities include: Installing and maintaining silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) unit, Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) equipment and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) systems Testing circuit connections using electrical test equipment Installing and repa...
Supervises directs and leads the instrument Personnel to perform surveying task in the most efficient way possible to accomplish the survey; and performs other duties as required. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS · Broad knowledge of modern survey devices and modern survey methods. · Proficiency with conventional optical and digital total stations. · Strong supervisory skills are required to direct and ass...
Jarrar & Company, Inc. is a plumbing contracting company in business for the past 36 years in the greater Houston area. We deal primarily with new commercial and industrial construction. We are currently looking for Plumbing Foremen who have heavy experience in commercial and industrial plumbing. We are seeking individuals who are eager to learn as well as having a strong desire to grow and stay w...
place 2 identical adds EXPECT FOR LOCATION; one for Northern VA., other for central to eastern KY SUPERINTENDENT: SITE EXCAVATION, UTILIIES & ROADWORK High School Grad., 20+ yrs. experience, plan, spec reading skills, basic layout skills, computer adequate, heavy equippment operating experience, knowledge of GPS blade control equipment, supervise utility installation. Must be able to run the entir...
Candidate will provide support for and assist in the day to day assembly of Electrical assemblies and technical activities. Uses proper work ethics, follows guidelines, schematics, diagrams and specific verbal instructions in order to effectively complete tasks. 1. Candidate must be comfortable with utilizing appropriate gauging and tooling to adjust the equipment while applying judgment to assure...
Experienced Carpenters, Painters compensation: $14-$22 to start depending on experience Experienced Interior/Exterior Painters Experienced Carpenters We are a Licensed Contractor based in Maryland. We do all custom interiors baths, kitchens, and flooring as well as exterior work. Our clients are very particular of quality, which we always deliver on time. We will contact those who submit resumes w...
Position Description: • Perform routine electrical, plumbing and mechanical maintenance in vacant apartment complex • Assist in turnover of vacant units, i.e. replacing doorknobs. Cleaning. Hanging blinds replacing a toilet seat closet seats. • Collecting garbage from receptacles Requirements: • 2+ years of maintenance experience • Strong mechanical background Eric J. Coleman Metro Associate Recru...
JOB DESCRIPTION: ESTIMATOR Summary of Responsibilities The Estimator is a critical position within Basco Group LLC. Estimators are responsible for evaluating bid specifications and drawings, ensuring that we know everything required to successfully bid and win the project. Estimators must aggressively follow-up with subcontractors to ensure that bids are received. Estimators also work with the Pro...
Tradesmen International is currently seeking journeymen electricians for a job in north central North Carolina. This job starts ASAP and consists of commercial work. It will last 3-4 weeks. Compensation: $18/hour OT is available but not mandatory For immediate consideration please submit resume when applying PI81934200 Apply Here...
About the company Our client is a multinational business with a strong market presence in the construction industry. They offer construction materials and products including drywall panels, metal framings, ceiling products, finishing products, cement, and ceiling drywalls. They are currently seeking a Key Account Manager to enhance their market coverage in response to increased customer demand. Ou...
About the company Our client is a multinational business with a strong market presence in the construction industry. They offer construction materials and products including drywall panels, metal framings, ceiling products, finishing products, cement, and ceiling drywalls. They are currently seeking a Key Account Manager to enhance their market coverage in response to increased customer demand. Ou...
Structural Shop Layout/Fitter We are looking for a miscellaneous steel, aluminum and stainless layout man for our shop. Layout with stairs, rails and ladders is a must. "MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE!" Reply to ***** or call 714-545-1575...
Electrical Assembler GED Integrated Solutions in Twinsburg, OH in currently hiring an Electrical Assembler Essential Functions: Lay out, plan and perform a wide variety of wiring and shop floor assembly installations consisting of but not limited to mechanical fastening of electronic/electrical components to electrical panels and electrical enclosures. Working from bill of material (B.O.M.) and sh...
Company Confidential Baltimore, MD
Our client is the largest, privately owned residential property management company in the Mid-Atlantic region. Due to continued growth, they are looking for a dynamic and motivated Project Manager to join their team in greater Baltimore, MD area. In this role, you will oversee the building of a small hotel from breaking ground to completion. Some of the benefits to you: · Competitive compensation...
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 Responsibilities CDM Smith’s Construction, Engineeri...
AGTEK Position Qualifications: One to Two years of experience Attention to detail Proficiency in Excel Ability to work well in a team and a willingness to learn AGTEK 3D, Material 3D and CADD experience are required Knowledge of land development operations and costs is a plus Ability to read civil plans and do quantity take offs for site work. Call vendors and collect quotes for bids...
Moss Heating and Air, Inc. is a small business searching for an honest, dependable and clean-cut service technician to grow with our ever expanding company. We are a family oriented, drug-free company looking to hire like minded employees. 2 years’ experience and driver’s license is a must. Pay starts at $35,000 a year plus commission and paid vacation. http://www.mossheatingandair.com/employment....

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