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Bricklayer Salary

A sizeable majority of Bricklayers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $24.91 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Bricklayers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by approximately one-half and dental coverage is claimed by slightly less than a third. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,000 - $78,108
(Median)
$24K
$48K
$78K
MEDIAN: $48,483
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$16.55 - $38.11
(Median)
$17
$25
$38
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$24,000 - $78,108  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,515  
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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$35,315 - $80,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$16.55 - $38.11  
   
Overtime
$23.57 - $60.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,515  
   
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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$35,315 - $80,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227

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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 $42K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $51K. Bricklayers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $53K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $54K on average.

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Experience Affects Bricklayer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

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
11%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 48%
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