Bricklayer Salary

Men make up the majority of Bricklayers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $24.20 per hour. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than two-fifths enjoy medical while approximately one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in five. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Bricklayers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,758 - $77,749
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$43K
$78K
MEDIAN: $42,802
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$14.86 - $38.37
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$0$81K
Salary $29,758 - $77,749
Bonus $484.79 - $8,243
Profit Sharing $520
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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$31,352 - $81,861
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 53
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $14.86 - $38.37
Hourly Tips $0.19
Overtime $15.10 - $47.77
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $484.79 - $8,243
Profit Sharing $520
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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$31,352 - $81,861
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 311

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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

  • 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.
  • Mix concrete and grout by hand or with a mixing machine.
  • Unload and load tools and equipment at the jobsite.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bricklayer

Pay by Experience for a Bricklayer has a positive trend. An entry-level Bricklayer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 96 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bricklayer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Bricklayer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 136 salaries. A Bricklayer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 134 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,800

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Bricklayers, busy Detroit offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 63 percent above the national average. Bricklayers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+46 percent), Chicago (+23 percent), New York (+20 percent), and Kansas City (+11 percent). Bricklayers in Norfolk take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 24 percent less than the national average.

Bricklayer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Bricklayer?

Bricklayer in Indianapolis:
"Brickmason."
Get different trade because it's too hard to compete against the Mexicans so find a job that your comfortable to your needs such as in an air conditioned environment.

Key Stats for Bricklayer

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Bricklayer Salaries

▲12%

▲2%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 56%
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