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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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Company Confidential Arlington, WA, 98223
In the role as General Manager, you will have overall responsibility for the start-up, daily management and staff leadership of a Large Indoor Shooting Range & Gun Pro Shop. Your business start-up responsibilities will include hiring great people, receiving and stocking product, and initial store presentation. The daily management responsibilities focus on safety, customer service, regulatory com...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15210
HVAC SENIOR SERVICE TECH. MIN 10 YRS EXP., COMMERICAL/ RESIDENTIAL . LICENSES REQUIRED, TOP WAGES, BENEFITS, BONUS PROGRAM Call 412-881-6100...
This position is located in our UT, Salt Lake City facility Candidate will leverage computer aided design and mapping systems (Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based) to prepare OSP design drawings for permit submittals and project deliverables within a Fiber to the home (FTTH) project environment. The GIS Drafter will be skilled in utilizing Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) co...
This position is located in our VA, Chesapeake facility Applies basic pipefitting processes to join, surface, fabricate, repair, or replace piping systems. 1. Applies basic pipefitting processes to join, surface, fabricate, repair, or replace piping systems (steel, cuni, etc.). 2. Works from blueprints, engineering sketches, charts, or work orders. 3. Uses measuring tools and related equipment...
Company Confidential Scranton, PA, 18503
Sales 84 LUMBER COMPANY MANAGER TRAINEE 84 Lumber Company is now hiring Manager Trainees! Entry level position into our management career path, we promote 100% within, training coupled with career growth start here! Min Req: HS Diploma/GED, must be at least 18 years of age, consent to drug test & background check. Accepting Walk-in interviews - Wed 10/22 8-11 & 1-5, ask for Don 84 Lumber 21...
Company Confidential Greensboro, NC, 27408
Construction Safety Manager and Superintendent Location: Greensboro, North Carolina Base Pay: Based upon experience Employee Type: Full/Part Time Employee Industry: Federal Government, Construction Job Type: Federal Contracts Education: Experience: At least 5+ years Our firm is an established construction company seeking a several qualified candidates to join our firm in a safety and super...
Open position for technician with skill and knowledge to service and sale fire extinguishers. Required: mechanical ability good work ethic clean driver license read and understand safety and fire codes loyal to the company follow the company quality rules and procedures....
NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION RENTALS Good People. Great Service. National Construction Rentals is NOW HIRING WELDER/FABRICATOR - F/T, $10-$14/hr to start, MIG and STICK Welding. 401(k), Vision, Medical, and Dental. SANITATION PUMPER DRIVERS - F/T, Starting at $14/hr. based on exp. and type of driver license. With four 10 hr work days Mon.-Fri. This position requires the individual to service p...
Job Summary: Responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing, or arranging for repairs of all building operating systems on the site. May be assigned to a single building as the sole engineer under a limited property size and scope. Must have reliable transportation and be available for after hour emergency calls. Essential Job Duties: 1. Responsible for all preventative maintenance...
JOB SUMMARY: The Lead Superintendent has primary responsibility to supervise and manage jobsite construction activities for the physical construction of new apartment home projects. He/she supervises the on-site Assistant Superintendents, subcontractors, vendors and punch-out staff assigned to the projects. The primary duties are as follows: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Personnel: Supervises the activ...
Linn Star Transfer, Inc. a Third Party Logistics Company has been providing warehousing, delivery, and installation of household appliances and furnishings for over 20 years. We are currently seeking and accepting applications for a full time Master or Journeyman Plumber. As a Plumber you will be responsible for the installation of household appliances such as dishwasher and also enjoy the benefit...
Construction Superintendent. Must be experienced in all phases of construction. Agriculture background or previous experience in construction of animal housing facilities a plus. Responsible for all activities including management and coordination of subcontractors, materials, site safety and security. Travel required. Medical insurance and ESOP. Apply at www.cencon.com or E-mail jwilliams@cencon....
Auto Cad/Drafter Looking for a fast-paced and challenging work environment at a top quality manufacturing company? WalzCraft is looking for a team player in our engineering and technical areas. We currently have an opening for an AUTO CAD Operator. This is a full-time position with responsibilities of drawing new prints as well as updating/revising current prints. We are looking for a candidate th...
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR Construction Workers. Pay per years of experience and skill. Benefits include: 401K match, Health Ins, Paid Holidays & Vacation. Apply in person at: 508 W Main, Lake Mills, IA or online at: larsoncontracting.com. Mandatory pre-employment testing. EOE...
HVAC/REFRIGERATION SPECIALIST UW-LA CROSSE _____________ UW-L will be filling a full-time HVAC/Refrigeration Specialist position. Interested applicants must pre-register for the November 8, 2014 exam at http://bit.ly/wimonthlyexams by October 29, 2014. By taking the exam you may be eligible for this and any other vacancies in the future. If you need assistance using the system, contact the Office ...
Well established Flagstaff electrical contractor is seeking an experienced service manager for our busy service department. Must have good computer skills, estimating experience, scheduling experience and be willing to put a belt on. Candidate must also have good verbal and written communication skills. We are a certified Drug Free Workplace. Must have a valid Drivers License with a clean MVD re...
Company Confidential Altoona, PA, 16601
ELECTRICIAN Immediate position available to install, service and repair residential and commercial systems. Five years experience required. 40 hours per week, competitive salary based on experience. Call 814-312-1955 provided by The Altoona Mirror...
Company Confidential Fairless Hills, PA, 19030
HVAC Service & Install Professional Exp'd. HVAC company seeking exp'd service techs & installers. We pay more than anyone, guaranteed. Call: 215-946-3081; *****...
Company Confidential Warminster, PA, 18974
Asst. Shipping/Receiving Person-PT Avail. in Warminster industrial park for distribution company. 9am-1pm, Mon-Fri. Some heavy lifting req'd. Friendly environment. Call 215-322-6363 & ask for Kevin....
Company Confidential Cherry Hill, NJ, 08002
HVAC Service Tech (commercial). Min 2 yrs exp. Clean MVR & drug free. Fax resume: 267-343-5420 or email: *****...

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