Bricklayer Salary

A sizeable majority of Bricklayers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $24.85 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. For the most part, Bricklayers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — close to one-half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by over one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by about one in three. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$23,839 - $78,536
(Median)
$24K
$48K
$79K
MEDIAN: $47,961
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$16.40 - $37.48
(Median)
$16
$25
$37
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$23,839 - $78,536  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
Total Pay (?
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$34,912 - $80,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$16.40 - $37.48  
   
Overtime
$23.41 - $60.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,912 - $80,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221

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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.


For Bricklayers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $42K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $51K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Bricklayers make a median salary of $53K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $54K.

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Experience Affects Bricklayer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 48%