Skilled Trades

Growth in construction is a sign of the overall health of the local economy, reflecting the exciting expansion in many industries in the Dayton region. With commercial development, residential new-build and remodeling, and infrastructure construction on the rise, jobs in all the skilled trades are in high demand locally. The construction industry accounts for nearly 12,000 jobs in the Dayton region and billions of dollars in economic impact. With anticipated growth and expected loss through retirements, there are over 1,000+ annual job openings in the construction trades.

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Occupations Employed by these Industries

Description2017 Jobs2028 Jobs2018 - 2028 % ChangeMedian Hourly EarningsAnnual Openings2018 - 2028 Change
Construction Laborers2,4632,5443%$14.7426177
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters1,0501,1639%$24.5712694
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers87599611%$16.04101102
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers863817(5%)$27.6482(40)
Construction Managers845738(11%)$32.7253(92)
Cost Estimators834824(1%)$27.0781(9)
Painters, Construction and Maintenance682569(14%)$14.1252(94)
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers177169(4%)$21.8319(7)
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers11098(9%)$14.439(10)

Employment Growth by Occupation

Major Employers in Dayton Region

Ferguson Construction300
Bruns Construction Enterprises Inc.250
Danis Building Construction Co.232
Schueler Group90
Messer Construction Co.90
Milcon Concrete Inc.82
Shook Construction Co.81
Greater Dayton Construction Group/Oberer Thompson Co.81
WENCO Construction Co.54

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Member Employers

Ferguson Construction
Danis Building Construction Co.
Messer Construction
Shook Construction Co.
Greater Dayton Construction Group/Oberer Thompson Co.
WENCO Construction Co.