Bricklayer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Bricklayers earn an average of $24.36 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — a little more than half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by slightly less than one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly less than a third. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,828 - $76,978
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$29K
$43K
$77K
MEDIAN: $43,000
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$15.30 - $38.39
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$15
$24
$38
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$28,828 - $76,978  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,801  
Profit Sharing
$1,020  
Total Pay (?
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$31,916 - $81,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.30 - $38.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.75  
Overtime
$22.58 - $59.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,801  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,020  
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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$31,916 - $81,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 319
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $41K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $53K. Bricklayers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $53K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Bricklayers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $56K.

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Experience Affects Bricklayer Salaries


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National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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