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

Description2018 Jobs2029 Jobs2018 - 2029 % ChangeMedian Hourly EarningsAnnual Openings2018 - 2029 Change
Construction Laborers2,3222,4164%$14.8424894
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers9541,05010%$17.5010596
Construction Managers947922(3%)$33.7565(25)
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters9181,03513%$24.55112117
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers890872(2%)$27.8487(18)
Cost Estimators7597691%$28.437710
Painters, Construction and Maintenance721638(12%)$14.4057(83)
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers3683731%$18.01415
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers156153(2%)$22.5214(3)

Employment Growth by Occupation

Major Employers in Dayton Region

Danis Building Construction Co.431
Ferguson Construction300
Bruns Construction Enterprises Inc.250
Messer Construction Co.100
Schueler Group90
Milcon Concrete Inc.82
Shook Construction Co.87
Greater Dayton Construction Group/Oberer Thompson Co.78
WENCO Construction Co.50

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.