Bricklayer Salary (United States)

Most Bricklayers in the United States are men, earning an average of $24.51 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field—about half—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by about a third. The majority of Bricklayers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Bricklayer Salary (?
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$24,000 - $78,108
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MEDIAN: $50,000
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Bricklayer Salary (?
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$15.59 - $36.34
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
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$24,000 - $78,108  
   
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$0.00 - $1,973  
Total Pay (?
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$33,564 - $79,441  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$15.59 - $36.34  
   
Overtime
$20.49 - $60.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $1,973  
   
Total Pay (?
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$33,564 - $79,441  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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Job Description for Bricklayer

The duties of a bricklayer are many and you can be involved in many different projects. Bricklayers work on sidewalks, streets, homes, walls, and more. As a bricklayer you would be responsible to get supplies ready and to cut bricks and other materials to fit the project that you are working on. You could be building anything from a chimney to a fireplace to entire buildings. You will need to know how to read and follow blue prints and to follow precise directions. You will also need to be prepared to work in a variety of weather conditions from extreme heat to freezing temperatures. Bricklayers are often times referred to masons or brick masons and you can be a union or a non union worker. It will be your responsibility to cut the bricks either by pounding them or by cutting them with a chisel or saw. You will need to know how to be safe when you are using tools like those as well as know how to build a wall or project that will be safe and high quality. Not only do you need to know how to read blue prints but you will need physical strength and endurance to do many of these jobs that go with brick laying. You will also work many long and odd hours to complete jobs on time and to do them at a time that works for the project managers. There are no real educational requirements to become a brick layer however most places prefer at least a high school diploma.
Bricklayer Tasks
  • Mix concrete and grout by hand or with a mixing machine.
  • Unload and load tools and equipment at the jobsite.
  • Lay bricks, pre-cut stone and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures.
  • Measure and cut block or brick to specific lengths.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bricklayer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Bricklayers with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $42K, increasing to $49,648 after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $53K. A 20-year tenure heralds decreased salary growth, and Bricklayers who have made it this far report earning around $53K per year. Bricklayers with more than 20 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is the one with the most experience to boot—one to 10 years.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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New York
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National Average
$52,000
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Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Bricklayers, 53 percent above the national average. Bricklayers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+35 percent).

Experience Affects Bricklayer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$52,000
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 46%
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