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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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CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Maintenance Technician in Drexel Hill, PA. Earn $14.00 to $16.00 per hour at this full-time, temp-to-hire position. Work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Job Description: Required to fix electrical, plumbing and tiling issues Other miscellaneous repa...
SubContractors Needed for Alarm Installation for GA area. Must have own tools and transportation with 1-3 years alarm experience. Must be able to pass background check and drug testing. License and/or insurance preferred, not necessary....
We are hiring for a Senior Estimator with experience in the Rigging/Mechanical field. This will be a contract position in the Fort Mill, South Carolina area. The estimator position is one that performs complex duties utilizing diversified knowledge of engineering and estimating principles with minimal supervision. Utilizes independent decision making for preparing conceptual documents to develop e...
BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair is currently hiring Machinist Craft Forepersons to support the Mechanical Systems Dept. Forepersons manage manpower and material to support schedule milestone requirements. Control labor and materials. Accomplish written and physical turnovers. Ensure that production work is completed on schedule and within budget. Participate in the planning process. Oversee and...
BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair is currently hiring Inside (Conventional/Manual) Machinists to support the Mechanical Systems Dept. Journeyman Inside Machinists perform a variety of assembly and machining processes in a shop environment. This is a skilled position responsible for carrying out repairs, modifications, and manufacturing new parts as it relates to ship repair and modernization. Work...
Tradesmen International is currently seeking 3rd and 4th year electrical apprentices for multiple projects (commercial, residential, industrial) in western North Dakota. These jobs start ASAP and are expected to last 4-10 months. Compensation: $20-24/hr + housing provided (own room) Drug test and background check are required For immediate consideration please submit resume via email or fax to 440...
All Seasons Garage Door Company; one of the Twin Cities premier full service garage door companies is looking for a top notch garage door service technician to add to our team. We have been part of the Twin City Garage Door Industry since 1982 and will be here well into the future. We are proud to be the employer of some of the garage door industries most experienced staff. We are looking for just...
Facilities Construction Manager Job Description: We have an exciting opportunity to join a large independent oil and natural gas firm whose primary focus is to meet the energy needs of the world. Responsibilities: Plan, design and execute new construction projects. Support the selection of general contractors, direct construction team schedules, and deliver onsite supervision of construction devel...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Diesel Mechanic / Truck Technician Orange, CA; Anaheim, CA Full-Time $55,000 - $70,000 Posted 4/16/2014 Steve Eskovitz is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Steve Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for an experienced Diesel Mechanic / Truck Technician to join a leading provi...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Emergency Restoration Construction Supervisor Clinton, MD; Alexandria, VA Full-Time $60,000 - $65,000 Posted 4/16/2014 Steve Eskovitz is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Steve Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for an Emergency Restoration Construction Supervisor to become...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Tenant Improvement Construction Estimator Brea, CA; Anaheim, CA Full-Time $60,000 - $80,000 Posted 4/16/2014 Steve Eskovitz is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Steve Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for a Construction Estimator with tenant improvement estimating experien...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Production Architect/Intern Chantilly, VA Full-Time $40,000 - $65,000 Posted 4/16/2014 Nyna Goldberg is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Nyna Apply Job Details Outstanding opportunity to join an Architect firm where you will learn and grow within the organization. What You Need for this Position -...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders HVAC Installer Sacramento, CA; West Sacramento, CA Full-Time $50,000 - $90,000 Posted 4/16/2014 Sarah Boutwell is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Sarah Apply Job Details We are in need of a working HVAC Technician with excellent Excel skills to oversee project timing, coordination, budgets, staff...
Crazy good problem solving skills combined with a can do attitude. Oversee and take charge of Xtreme obstacles from assisting with creative brainstorming to material sourcing, designing and building. This position requires travel and can be part-time or full time, depending on your talents. Location: Clermont, FL...
City: Grand Rapids State: Michigan Postal/Zip Code: 49503 Michigan Paving and Materials, a vertically integrated Oldcastle Inc. company, energetically drives to continually be a leader in our markets in quality construction materials and value added services by employing innovative techniques and customer-centric practices. We believe that our employees are the reason for our success and we focus...
City: Hays State: Kansas Postal/Zip Code: 67601 APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Construction, a part of Oldcastle Materials Company, is a multi-million dollar heavy highway contractor that was established in 1874, and has multiple asphalt plants, ready mix plants, rock quarries and sand operations in Kansas. Shears is diversified with public, private and commercial work including paving, utility, dirt-g...
City: Grand Rapids State: Michigan Postal/Zip Code: 49503 Michigan Paving and Materials, a vertically integrated Oldcastle Inc. company, energetically drives to continually be a leader in our markets in quality construction materials and value added services by employing innovative techniques and customer-centric practices. We believe that our employees are the reason for our success and we focus...
City: Phoenix State: Arizona Postal/Zip Code: 85019 Superlite Block 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 locatio...
Southern West Virginia Paving Inc Job Requisition ID: 58477 Job Type: Laborer Work Time: Regular City: Beckley State: West Virginia (US-WV) Postal/Zip Code: 25802 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Laborer Tired of browsing the classifieds? Job searches unsuccessful? Look no further, Southern West Virginia Paving, Inc. has the p...
City: Lexington State: Kentucky Postal/Zip Code: 40510 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 products...
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