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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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The Fire Suppression Hood Cleaning Technician is responsible for performing scheduled or unscheduled cleaning of suppression systems hoods. Qualified candidates must have a background in route service, and demonstrate excellent customer service/communications skills. General Responsibilities/Requirements: Cleaning of Kitchen Suppression Hoods. Have a working knowledge of NFPA 96. Ability to commun...
Our client is looking for a proven Senior Estimator with a solid background in hot rubber and below grade waterproofing to join one of the largest specialty contractors in the USA. They are very employee oriented company with excellent benefits and a great working environment. One of the nation's fasting growing and more stable firms. Their projects range from $1M to $40M in size. This Estimator w...
A home repair, maintenance and management company in the Princeton, NJ area seeks an experienced, customer-service oriented carpenter/handyman/supervisor. This skilled person will work closely with a Project Manager. He or she should be able to take charge of smaller local residential remodel/repair projects and will be responsible for repairing and maintaining homes. Duties will be determined by...
Job Overview: Service work for residential and commercial low-voltage security systems. (mostly residential) Highly competitive compensation package (earn $$ per service ticket) Medical Alert systems Base pay and /or negotiable comp plan for candidates with experience Flexible schedule for qualified candidate (Part or Full Time Available!) On-the-Job Training Working with multiple Control Panels a...
Basic Function Perform a wide variety of maintenance activities related to supporting WSS retail locations along with the corporate office. Major Duties and Responsibilities Ø Operating a WSS maintenance van in accordance with company safety policies/procedures and in compliance with all State Laws Ø Safe operation of basic maintenance materials/ handling equipment such as, hand trucks, dollies, f...
PLUMBER - LEAD Plumber, Diversified in Service, Remodeling and New Construction. MUST HAVE; a valid Florida Driver's License, miscellaneous small Hand Tools and a clean neat appearance...
Master Services is looking for experienced Heating and Cooling technicians that are willing to go the extra mile for their clients. If your not earning what your skill level merits call Master Services Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. They will show you how to make what your worth. $2000 to $4000 starting bonus depending on your skill level. If your drug free, have a clean background and driving recor...
Construction Project Engineer This is an entry-level position into the Project Management career path, with a well-established general contracting company who is continuing to grow. We have been in business since 1989 and are poised to grow with our currently expanding market. Qualifications: College graduate with Construction Management or Construction Engineering degree, internship with a commer...
ASRC Federal Primus provides federal government agencies a complete spectrum of operations and maintenance, facilities management, logistics and business process support services. We strive to not only meet our customers’ needs, but help them overcome challenges as well. Primus is currently seeking a Heavy Equipment Operator in Laredo, TX. Those who have an expertise in finish grading to support o...
Interior Sprinkler Systems is looking for fire sprinkler pipe fitters in the Denver Metro area and up to Northern Colorado. Must have a valid drivers license and have reliable transportation. Looking for foremen and apprentices....
Property inspection company is currently seeking a Field Representative to service Monroe county and surrounding areas to perform residential property inspections. No licensing required. Experience is preferred and some construction background is helpful. Training is provided at no cost. Field representative is responsible for accurate and timely completion and submission of field reports of the r...
Job Title: Building Information Modeling Technician Department: Engineering Reports to: BIM Manager Primary Function: Create two-dimensional drafting layouts and three-dimensional parametric models for use in developing shop drawings, fabrication and material lists for inter-departmental use. Key Responsibilities: Take direction from key personnel within the organization to perform design modeling...
Tradesmen International is currently seeking journeymen millwrights for a job in central Iowa. This job starts ASAP and consists of industrial work (seed plant). It will last 4+ weeks. Compensation: $22/hour + $60/day in per diem Working 60 hours/week For immediate consideration please submit resume when applying PI82952782 Apply Here...
CSG is looking for an Energy Advisor in the Columbus and south west of Columbus areas. The Energy Advisor will be responsible for thorough and accurate residential audits in accordance with program energy efficiency standards and client requirements. An Energy Advisor educates home owners on energy efficiency and promotes the completion of energy efficiency improvements to home owners. Responsibil...
Tradesmen International is currently seeking millwright journeymen for a job in central Illinois. This job starts ASAP and consists of industrial work. It will last 4+ weeks. Compensation: $23/hour + $80/day in per diem Working 60 hours/week For immediate consideration please submit resume when applying PI82953524 Apply Here...
Full Time HVAC Service Technician or Journeyman Installer (Reno/Sparks) compensation: $18-$25 D.O.E. Full Time (Approx 8am-5pm) Benefits include: Uniforms Paid Holidays Paid Vacation Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits Company Vehicle Year Round Work Applicant must: Demonstrate 5 years of experience with residential and light commercial heating & air conditioning installations Be familiar with a wide r...
Our client is seeking a Senior Mechanical Piping Estimator to join one of the nation's fastest growing and largest industrial contractors that self performs most trades. This person will have a background in Conceptual Estimating (P&ID & GA's, 3D Models), ability to read P&ID's, orthographic, isometrics, and spool drawings. Can develop firm price, T&M, and budgetary proposals. Have some computeriz...
Must have experience either as an Assistant Site Super or Superintendent managing sub base, schedule and client. The candidate will have some exposure and/or experience with project management either from the field or office. Also must have experience in compiling budgets, proposals and estimating. Field scope to include miscellaneous repairs for the retail construction environment to include: Pai...
The Fire Sprinkler Technician is responsible for testing/inspecting, repair and installation of Fire Sprinkler Systems. Job Duties: Testing / Inspection, Repair Service Calls, New installation, Complete required reports and invoices. Qualifications: Must demonstrate excellent customer service/communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively; both verbally and written Ability to complete wr...
Pipefitter Company: Jobbers Equipment Warehouse, Inc Description JOBBERS is a State Licensed Mechanical and Pollutant Storage Contractor, providing Installation, service and repair, and offering the country's best manufactured products at the best price found anywhere. Our strong position in this industry sets us apart from all others. No one company has everything under one roof, as we do. We are...

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