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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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Position: HVAC Technician Wage: $20.00-22.00/hour Shift: 1st QPS Employment Group has an immediate opening for a HVAC Technician at a HVAC company in Saint Cloud, WI. This is a direct hire position! HVAC Technician Responsibilities: • Install, maintain and repair heating, ventilation, and cooling units for residential customers. Diagnose and repair of electronic, mechanical and electrical componen...
HVAC Service Technician Sign on BONUS! $1000 Journeyman 5+ years experience & $500 Apprentice 1-5 years experience We are interested in employees who are highly motivated, dependable, & who take pride in their craft & work to be the best at what they do. Technician is responsible for repairing, installing, replacing, & testing HVAC equipment & control systems. Experience troubleshooting & repair o...
ELECTRICAL SUPERINTENDENT-RESIDENTIAL (RICHARDSON, TX) L&S Mechanical, a well established (30 year old company) in multiple locations serving new home builders with plumbing and electrical service is currently seeking an experienced Electrical Superintendent in RICHARDSON, TX. Requires a Current Electrical Journeyman's license for the State of Texas. Requires ability to pass a drug screen and back...
*LOOKING FOR A CARPENTER/GENERAL LABORER IN THE PARAMOUNT AREA* *YOU MUST REGISTER WITH MANPOWER BY GONG TO "MANPOWERJOBS.COM" AND COMPLETE AN ACCOUNT* *TO QUALIFY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY YOUR RESUME MUST BE IN A MICROSOFT WORD FORMAT* Job Qualifications * MUST have Carpentry experience * Must have experience working in a warehouse environment * MUST have reliable transportation * MUST pass drug/back...
Job Description: Perform tasks involving physical labor for commercial general contractor located in the North Shore. May operate hand and power tools of all types: 90 lb. jack hammers, saw drills, power washer, concrete saws and a variety of other equipment. May prepare, demo and clean up jobsites, dig trenches, use wheelbarrow to move concrete, erect scaffolding, etc. Job Requirements: Work Mond...
Trillium Construction is currently seeking Ma Licensed Journeyman Plumbers for commercial work in Wellesley, Ma for a 4 to 6 week project with plenty of work to follow. Pay rate is negotiable and based on experience. This project starts immediately. Requirements: - Ma Licensed Journeyman Plumber - Osha card - own tools - be able to pass pre-employment screening If interested please apply! Thank yo...
We are currently seeking immediate employment for several dependable, reliable apprentice and helper electricians in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. If you meet these requirements please Call Today (817) 928-0070 *Helpers with wire pulling experience a plus* Company Offers: Competitive Weekly Pay Health, Vision and Dental Insurance 401K Package Paid Vacation...
We are currently seeking immediate employment for several dependable, reliable apprentice and helper electricians in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. If you meet these requirements please Call Today (817) 928-0070 *Helpers with wire pulling experience a plus* Company Offers: Competitive Weekly Pay Health, Vision and Dental Insurance 401K Package Paid Vacation...
Family-Owned Business Looking for HVAC Installer Must Have 2+ Years Experience Valid PA Drivers Licence and Reliable Transportation to Work Knowledgeable about Heating and Cooling Systems and how they are Installed Motivated, Confident, Teamwork Skills, Good Communication Skills, Positive Attitude Excellent Work Ethic, Time Management Skills, Works Well with Hand Tools Engaging Personality that bl...
Building Construction Crew – Payson, UT Cleary Building Corp. has an immediate full-time opening in Payson, UT for a motivated self-starter to become a part of our building construction crew team!! Prior construction experience and the ability to read blueprints are essential to this position. Tasks will include physical labor in preparing sites, constructing post-frame structures, operating hand...
Simon Roofing one of the largest commercial/industrial roofing companies in the nations with over 114 years of experience is looking for Roofing Service Foreman to join our organization. We offer more than a job; we offer a challenging career that will enable you to advance in compensation, responsibility, status and authority to the degree that your abilities and desire allow. Job Responsibilitie...
Getting It Done At Labor Ready Everyone likes to feel pride in their work. At Labor Ready, we make that happen. We have opportunities right now for hardworking people looking for a reliable paycheck. You can find flexible assignments in construction, manufacturing, retail, warehousing, events, hospitality, waste, restoration and auto services. Labor Ready is now hiring General Laborers in the Rhod...
Sears Home Improvement Products and Services, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is one of America's largest home improvement companies for siding and windows installation with operations in 45 states. Our products include siding, custom manufactured and installed windows, custom home entry doors, kitchen remodeling, custom cabinet refacing and Heating V...
Trillium Construction is currently seeking Ma Journeyman Plumbers for commercial work in Revere, Ma for a 4 to 6 week project with plenty of work to follow. Pay rate is negotiable and based on experience. This project starts immediately. Requirements: - Ma Licensed Journeyman Plumber - Osha Card - Own tools - Able to pass pre-employment screening If interested please apply today! Thank you....
Commercial & industrial general contractor has an immediate need for Form Carpenters who are able to commute to different projects within a 75-mile radius of Nashville, TN. Pay is based on experience and you have the opportunity to earn monthly safety bonuses. Eligibility for insurance benefits is 90 days. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: You must be 18 years of age, have reliable transportation, and eithe...
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APOLLO HVAC HAS BEEN IN THE HVAC BUSINESS FOR 30+ YEARS AND WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A SENIOR ESTIMATOR, WHO IS A SELF STARTER WITH 10 YEARS MINIMUM COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE. JOB PURPOSE: ESTIMATE TIMELY BID PRICING WITH A COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF SHEET METAL DUCT WORK, HYDRONIC PIPING, GAS PIPING AND ASSOCIATED INSTALLATION PRACTICES. DUTIES: MUST BE RESOURCEFUL AND BE ABLE TO WORK WITH VENDORS...
Description: Multi-faceted civil engineering firm has opening for experienced/entry level engineering inspectors to perform soils, concrete, asphalt, and steel testing on construction related projects. Experience and ACI Certification preferred, but not required. Will provide training. ICC Certification highly preferred. Responsible for daily testing and observation of materials and work quality....
Austin Staffing, Inc. is seeking a full-time construction laborer that will perform hands on construction tasks and coordinate with subcontractors on the job site. This is a position where you will grow and develop skills within the construction industry. Candidates must be a self starter and have an incredible work ethic with the passion to work at a fast pace. You will assist the team in perform...
MUST have extensive computer experience. You must be able to work basic office equipment such as copier, scanner, fax, and multi line phone system. Any experience with Freight Billing, BOL's or Shipping/Receiving is a plus. You should be able to multi task, work in a high energy office, problem solve and be able to interact closely with other employees. You should be neat, organized, able to work...
HVAC company seeks an experienced, commercial HVAC Service Technician. Proficiency in troubleshooting & controls required. 8 years+ experience and valid driver's license mandatory. Salary based on experience. No installers needed at this time....
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