St. Louis, MO. - While employment in manufacturing and heavy industries has declined throughout the St. Louis region in recent decades, demand for blue-collar workers still remains strong.
In fact, many of the highest-paying jobs in the metro area are skilled trades that require minimal post-secondary training (and sometimes just on-the-job training).
For example, here are 10 common blue-collar jobs in St. Louis, that pay more than $50 an hour.
1. Tri-State Water, Power & Air - Water Analyst
Tri-State Water, Power & Air is hiring 2 to 3 workers to perform in-home water testing in the St. Louis metro. The salary range for these full-time positions is $75,000 to $150,000 a year.
2. Power Careers, LLC - Field Service Technician
Power Careers is seeking a CNC field service tech to support Missouri customers from St. Louis to Kansas City. These full-time jobs pay between $40 and $65 an hour.
3. Mead & Hunt, Inc. - Utilities Engineer
Mead & Hunt is recruiting a full-time utilities engineer. The salary range for this role is $75,000 to $150,000 a year.
4. Silver City Express LLC - CDL Class A Driver
Silver City Express has multiple openings for CDL Class A drivers with at least 2 years of experience. These contract truck driving jobs can pay over $100,000 a year.
5. StarsHR, Inc. - Sr. Power Engineer
StarsHR is hiring a senior power engineer. This contract position pays between $68 and $79 an hour.
6. Martin Transportation - CDL Class A Driver
Martin Transportation is seeking multiple OTR CDL Class A truck drivers. In addition to being home weekly, company drivers can earn $0.60 a mile.
7. Exterior Building Solutions - Roofing/Siding Project Estimator
Exterior Building Solutions has an opening for a full-time roofing and siding project estimator. This is a 1099 position that potentially pays over $100,000 a year.
8. Northrop Grumman - Materials Manager
Northrop Grumman is recruiting a materials manager in St. Charles. The salary range for this manufacturing and production role is $84,000 to $126,000 a year.
9. #OpenToWork Careers - Project Manager
#OpenToWork Careers is hiring a full-time project manager for a heat recovery steam generators role. The position, which is located in nearby Fenton, pays between $100,000 and $120,000 a year.
10. The Staff Pad - Residential HVAC Installer
Finally, The Staff Pad is seeking a residential HVAC installer in St. Louis. This full-time job pays up to $100,000 a year.