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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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Manpower is currently searching for a Maintenance Supervisor located in Las Vegas, NV. This position is a temporary to permanent opportunity. Must flexible to work both morning and afternoon shifts. Pay rate is $13.00 per hour to start. The Maintenance Supervisor is generally responsible for working with vendors, being a hands on supervisor of a maintenance team heading up projects and overseeing...
Adecco is recruiting for multiple brand new CNC and manual machinist roles located in Hooksett, NH. Be the first to be considered for these exciting new opportunities. Ideal candidates will possess the following skills: 3-5 years manufacturing experience Manual Machining (CNC is not required) and/or welding experience Ability to work with others in a team environment Ability & experience performin...
Summary: Under minimal supervision, the Site Manager will plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise site construction projects from development to completion. The site manager may sometimes be referred to as the Construction Manager, Building Manager or Site Agent. The site manager will oversee operations on a day-to-day basis, and ensure work is done safely, on time and within budget, and to the ri...
Seeking a janitor for a one week temporary assignment in a 3rd floor office building located in the down town area. Duties include but are not limited to: Cleaning lunch area conference rooms offices restrooms Dusting Vacuuming Throwing out trash Other duties as assigned. MUST PASS BACKGROUND CHECK CLICK HERE TO APPLY...
Overview: Whatever the distance, wherever the destination—our designs lead you there. Our Transportation group provides comprehensive planning, design, and engineering services for all phases of airport, bridge, rail, roadway, and transit projects. Join our team and help us keep communities connected. Responsibilities: Perform structural analysis, design and plan preparation for bridges and/or tra...
Overview: Our Water sector, which brings together many of the world’s top engineers and scientists, sees water a bit differently—as a single holistic system rather than as unconnected networks divided by jurisdictional boundaries. We use this perspective to help communities tap into water’s potential. Throughout the life cycle of capture, use, reuse, and discharge, our team optimizes every facet o...
Overview: We're active members of the communities we serve. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. The Stantec community unites more than 14,000 employees working in over 230 locations. Our work—professional consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economic...
Overview: We could design buildings just because we can, but we’d rather create places that inspire. Through our Architecture and Interior Design work, we challenge design ideas of the past to create spaces that foster a culture of collaboration—spaces that are designed for community. We believe good design extends beyond the physical elements of a space—good design shapes our lives, influences ou...
Overview: Our Power group understands the challenges of the power sector in meeting worldwide demand for clean, efficient energy in the midst of financial, strategic, and regulatory uncertainty. Within our positive team environment, our employees enjoy great career advancement opportunities and the chance to work on a variety of projects including renewable energy, distributed power & sustainable...
Overview: Our Architecture & Interior Design group is renowned for creating high-performance, fiscally responsible and award-winning buildings and interiors. We’re passionate about the design quality of the built environment and create designs that are timeless, intelligent, and sustainable. This is the place where great ideas and rewarding careers call home. In our multidisciplinary, team-based e...
Overview: We put the engine in buildings engineering. Intelligent design. Innovative execution. These are the elements of buildings engineering that rev us up. With decades of experience under our belts, we’re achieving remarkable results with our work in building technologies, energy, and environmental performance. Our team of interdisciplinary engineers works collaboratively with clients to desi...
Architectural Designer Reports To: V.P. of Operations Job Objective Summary: Prepare and maintain thorough and accurate working drawings with significant detail for an efficient, well designed home. Hours Worked: 45 hours per week Job Description Task Frequency of Task Performance 5- More than once per day 4- Once per day 3- Once per week 2- Once per month 1-A few times per year or less Task Prefo...
Position: Boiler Service Technician – Senior Location: Hayward, CA Reports To: Service Manager R. F. MacDonald Co. has an immediate opening in our Hayward office for a Boiler Service Technician position in our Boiler Service Department. We are looking for a service technician STAR. If you can troubleshoot industrial and commercial boilers and associated burner/control systems – you are a potential...
Air Conditioning Company looking for: Ductworkers, Equipment Installers and Working Foreman or Supervisors. " Experience Required" * Send experience Resume to: ***** or Fax# (305) 412-1925...
Imagine this: you have a job using your skills, where you're empowered to work on your own. But, you're also part of the team, with a voice in how to do things better. A job that offers stability and opportunities for growth. If that's your vision, Manpower has work for you. As a GIS Technician for our client, your strong safety orientation and skills are critical to the smooth flow of its daily o...
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OFFICE FURNITURE / COMMERCIAL INTERIORS DESIGN ASSOCIATE Forward thinking and established Commercial Interiors / Office Furniture Dealer in Los Angeles is looking for high energy, competitive, ambitious individual to work directly with Account Executives and their clients, along with furniture manufacturers/reps, and internal departments. Exciting practical design experience, huge learning curve a...
Electrician About the Job Electrician Location: Atlanta, GA Summit Systems, Inc. Since 1998, Summit Systems (SSi) has been designing, project managing, and integrating communications technologies. SSi began as a specialty cabling integrator with a core focus on network cabling. From our modest beginnings, SSi has evolved into a key communications systems integrator. Today SSi brings the specialty...
John Moore Services (JMS) has a position for all types of residential plumbers! Managers are currently interviewing on the spot and providing immediate offers. We are currently hiring for the following positions: • INSTALL PLUMBER - No selling or estimating involved! You are dispatched to residential homes to complete work that has already been estimated and sold. • SERVICE PLUMBER - You are dispa...
"BEST PAY – BEST COMPANY – BEST TRAINING" Best Compensation in Houston - Without Exception! We pay for experience! Join an established Houston industry leader and earn more! John Moore Services (JMS) is currently seeking Licensed Electricians with 2+ years of experience working as a residential service electrician. Come feel appreciated! Our electricians coordinate and perform the installation, tr...
Construction Project Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're loo...
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