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Build Your Future aims to be the catalyst for recruiting the next generation of craft professionals. We provide a collaborative grassroots approach to construction workforce forecasting and development that includes recruitment, training, placement, retention and image enhancement strategies.

 

Craft Labor Demand

Total Demand Per State Through August 2021 (Data Updated Quarterly)

848,229 FLORIDA
246,715 GEORGIA
125,097 ALABAMA
129,533 KENTUCKY
290,235 LOUISIANA
145,109 MISSISSIPPI
180,422 TENNESSEE
1,552,933 TEXAS
268,557 OHIO
213,060 MICHIGAN
143,213 WISCONSIN
193,715 MINNESOTA
244,241 INDIANA
162,565 ILLINOIS
179,809 IOWA
139,817 MISSOURI
112,567 ARKANSAS
108,844 OKLAHOMA
99,138 KANSAS
100,585 NEBRASKA
63,551 MONTANA
55,251 WYOMING
204,389 COLORADO
63,314 NEW MEXICO
168,007 ARIZONA
100,094 UTAH
51,151 IDAHO
107,783 OREGON
194,312 WASHINGTON
550,287 CALIFORNIA
93,311 NEVADA
47,100 ALASKA
60,352 HAWAII
91,783 SOUTH DAKOTA
119,903 NORTH DAKOTA
279,919 VIRGINIA
100,767 MAINE
480,366 NEW YORK
29,958 VERMONT
59,680 CONNECTICUT
226,860 PENNSYLVANIA
289,301 NORTH CAROLINA
37,895 NEW HAMPSHIRE
176,093 MASSACHUSETTS
135,774 SOUTH CAROLINA
48,279 WEST VIGINIA
28,256 RHODE ISLAND
132,576 NEW JERSEY
26,844 DELAWARE
131,196 MARYLAND

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Why Go Pro In Construction?

WELDERS

MAKE AN AVERAGE OF

$71,067 A YEAR

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CRAFT PROFESSIONALS MAKE

$9,933 MORE

THAN RECENT COLLEGE GRADS

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1 MILLION

CRAFT PROFESSIONALS

NEEDED BY 2023

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TOWER CRANE

OPERATORS

MAKE AN AVERAGE OF

$66,329 A YEAR

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Architect

Architect

$87,500

Do you see beauty in buildings? Do you like to design? Then you may be drawn to architecture.

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Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer

$91,790

Do you take joy in designing and executing plans? Then becoming a civil engineer may be for you.

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Construction Site Safety Technician

Construction Site Safety Technician

$67,720

Do you like to lead by example? Are you an great communicator who engages well with people?

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Drywall Installer

Drywall Installer

$50,560

If you’ve ever been able to hang a picture or poster on your wall, thank a drywall professional!

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Framer

Framer

$52,850

These skilled craftspeople use drawings to lay out and construct the frame of a structure.

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Instrumentation Technician

Instrumentation Technician

$70,080

Are you a problem solver with a knack for small details? Instrumentation may be the perfect craft profession for you!

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Mobile Crane Operator

Mobile Crane Operator

$66,119

If you wished your career involved using a joystick then check out this career.

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Pipeline Technician

Pipeline Technician

$57,070

The pipeline industry has a wide range of opportunities waiting for you!

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Power Line Worker

Power Line Worker

$68,262

If you are looking for a high-powered career, you’ve found it!

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Project Manager

Project Manager

$92,523

Do others seek your guidance to complete group assignments or project-based tasks?

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Rigger

Rigger

$57,084

Are you interested in practical physics? Do you love working outdoors? That combination is a good start to becoming a rigger.

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Scaffold Builder

Scaffold Builder

$52,990

Do you enjoy team-driven activities that involve strategy, communication and balance? Apply these skills to a career by becoming a scaffold.

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Site Layout/Survey Engineer

Site Layout/Survey Engineer

$65,300

If math, measuring and engineering is your strength, consider a career in site layout.

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Solar Photovoltaic Installer

Solar Photovoltaic Installer

$43,010

Does your dream job involve working under the sun?

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Sprinkler Fitter

Sprinkler Fitter

$55,328

Are you a detail-oriented kind of person? Sprinkler fitting may be a good career to consider!

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Underground Construction

Underground Construction

$52,280

Have you ever wondered how the gas, water, sewer, communication and power lines get installed? Underground construction professionals!

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Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician

Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician

$56,680

Are you a rock-climber who loves extreme heights? Would you consider yourself environmentally friendly?

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Tower Crane Operator

Tower Crane Operator

$66,329

Looking for a career where you will be given the best seat in the house? Then check out the view as a tower crane operator!

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Craft Laborer

Craft Laborer

$38,890

Would you consider yourself a jack of all trades? If so, a construction laborer career might be an option to explore!

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Boilermaker

Boilermaker

$65,341

Check out this adventurous career where you can work with flames and an assortment of tools!

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Concrete Finisher

Concrete Finisher

$48,330

Craft professionals in this field have created foundations, walls, floors and roads for thousands of years–and will continue to do.

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Painter

Painter

$41,840

Do you have an eye for different colors, textures and tones? Would you consider yourself artsy?

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Plumber

Plumber

$59,627

Are you always tinkering with objects? Do people ask for your help with fixing mechanical things? Look into becoming a plumber!

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Roofer

Roofer

$42,780

Take an interest in becoming a roofer and rise above the rest!

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Insulator

Insulator

$52,624

Work with your hands in an industry that provides the economy with energy saving options.

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Glazier

Glazier

$47,480

If you enjoy adventures, scenic views and have a creative side then try out this profession!

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Millwright

Millwright

$66,919

Do you take things apart and put them back together just to see how they work?

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HVAC Technician

HVAC Technician

$62,472

Are you interested in model building or have coined yourself Mr. Fix It?

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Mason

Mason

$56,784

Do you dream of building a structure with your own two hands or restoring historical buildings? Check out training in masonry!

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Carpenter

Carpenter

$56,877

Do you like building, traveling and being outdoors? Why not consider a career that is fun and offers financial freedom.

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Pipefitter

Pipefitter

$62,697

Are you a little bit of a perfectionist? Do you enjoy reading plans and making something useful? Consider training to become a pipefitter.

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Heavy Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operator

$60,828

Do you have an interest in operating dump trucks, bulldozers or other vehicles classified as heavy machinery?

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Electrician

Electrician

$67,269

If you’re into sound systems, robotics or tinkering with wires, you should think about a career as an electrician.

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Welder

Welder

$71,067

Do you get a kick out of watching sparks fly on the Fourth of July? Choose a career in welding and watch them fly every day!

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Sheet Metal Worker

Sheet Metal Worker

$58,160

Are you a visual person? Do you enjoy mechanics and fitting puzzles together?

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Ironworker

Ironworker

$60,060

If you are looking for an exciting career where you can balance from the top of a brand new skyscraper, then ironworking is for you.

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Choose Your Career Path

A career in construction can take you all the way to CEO.
Find your ideal path with Build Your Future’s interactive Career Path.

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