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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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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 currently hiring Tig Pipe Welders in ...
Bring your enthusiasm with you. Buckle up for an exhilarating sometimes exhausting sprint to redefine Commercial Properties. Go as fast and far as your ambition will take you. We reward initiative, creativity, and hard work. If you'd like to be a part of it then run, don't walk, to Prometheus. We are is in the hunt for a Building or Utility Engineer to become part of our South Bay Commercial Engi...
A contract Survey Technician job in Austin, TX is available courtesy of Adecco Engineering and Technology. You will be responsible for assisting the crew chief in surveying on site projects. Must be open to travel and have a clean driving record. Survey Technician job responsibilities include: • Survey project in and around theAustinarea. Some project may require travel outsideAustin. • QUALIF...
Top construction company in Memphis seeking qualified applicants for the following positions: *Carpenters Form Work/Hardware *Equipment Operators Backhoe/Mini Excavator Bobcats *Laborers Skilled/Unskilled *Field Engineers Building Layout/Grade Send Resume To: ***** Or Call: 901-612-2811 Posting provided by:...
We are currently looking for someone who has had training or experience in the Glass Blowing Industry. The position is a full time temporary position. This company is on the cutting edge of its industry both Nationally and Globally and is located in State College, PA. If you are adept at maximizing the concepts of lean manufacturing in the production of glassware and are skilled in the operation o...
Do you have any maintenance or janitorial experience? Are you looking for a related position? Manpower has the job for you! This position is in the Alliance area. Pay will be between 11.00-12.00 an hour, depending on experience. Hours will be Monday - Friday from 8am-5pm. Some of the job duties will be: Janitorial duties -Cleaning offices -Cleaning restrooms -Helping clean in the warehouse...
Insituform Technologies LLC, an Aegion Company, is seeking experienced Laborers/Installation Technicians. Insituform Technologies LLC, is a leading worldwide provider of cured-in place pipe (CIPP) and other technologies and services for the rehabilitation of pipeline systems. Insituform’s businesses consist of sewer, drinking water and energy and mining pipeline rehabilitation and protection. The...
Tower Foreman / Tower Hand Technician / Tower Hand Entry Swartley Bros. Engineers Inc. / STS Communications is currently seeking Tower Hand Technicians /Tower Foremen and entry level Tower Hands for work in Eastern Pennsylvania and the Tri-State area. . Swartley Bros. Engineers Inc. / STS Communication is located in Souderton, PA. We perform services for all the major carriers in the telecom indu...
About Us We are a leading multi-family electrical contractor looking to hire a Lead Electrician / Foreman. Qualifications/Skills • 2-5 years construction experience • Great communication skills • Good manual dexterity • Great attention to detail Compensation $50-$60K per year Position Type Full-Time Benefits Health insurance, paid vacation...
About Us General contractor that specializes in commercial interior build outs. Responsibilities • Apply veneer, stain or polish to finished products • Cut, shape and form parts and components • Mark outlines or dimensions of parts on wood • Operate woodworking machines and hand tools • Prepare specifications • Sand wooden surfaces • Study plans, specifications or drawings of articles to ...
City: Auburn State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98002 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete product...
City: Quakertown State: Pennsylvania Postal/Zip Code: 18951 Oldcastle Lawn & Garden, a division of Oldcastle, is one of the largest manufacturers of bagged and bulk decorative mulch, soil, stone, and limestone products in the nation with over 30 production facilities. We take pride in serving a diverse group of customers including independent garden centers, mass retailers, landscapers, contrac...
City: Greensboro State: North Carolina Postal/Zip Code: 27401 Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, Thompson-Arthur Paving and Construction, an Oldcastle Materials Company, is a leading provider of high-quality asphalt paving services. In addition to paving services, we provide stone base construction, bridge construction, curb and gutter construction, site utilities, complete site development a...
City: Easton State: Pennsylvania Postal/Zip Code: 18040 Anchor is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operating locations...
City: Edgewood State: Maryland Postal/Zip Code: 21040 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete product...
City: Savannah State: Georgia Postal/Zip Code: 31415 Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division, part of Oldcastle Materials Southeast Division of Companies, is the leader in production of high-quality hot mix and warm mix asphalt, and, with a team of skilled contracting professionals, Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division also offers design-build and conventional-bid-build solutions for roadway a...
City: Kernersville State: North Carolina Postal/Zip Code: 27284 Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operating locations and 6500 employees, Oldcastle Architectural op...
City: Fishers State: New York Postal/Zip Code: 14453 Oldcastle Architectural Products Group (APG) is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operating locations and 6500 employees, Oldcas...
City: Hardeeville State: South Carolina Postal/Zip Code: 29927 Conrad Yelvington Distributors, Inc. supplies and distributes aggregate materials such as granite, river gravel, limestone, natural sand, and more. This rail served aggregate distribution network covers Florida, Southern Mississippi, South Carolina, and Alabama. Primary responsibility of the Yard Laborer position is to manually unl...
City: Los Angeles State: California Postal/Zip Code: 90022 Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a division of Oldcastle, is the leading supplier of products specified to close the building envelope. They include: custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights and architectural glass. --DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a general laborer p...

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