Bricklayer Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Bricklayer is $24.54 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Bricklayer Total Pay (?
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$24,511 - $77,081
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MEDIAN: $47,698
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Bricklayer Total Pay (?
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$15.35 - $36.05
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$24,511 - $77,081  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
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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$32,778 - $78,125  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.35 - $36.05  
   
Overtime
$20.49 - $58.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
   
Total Pay (?
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$32,778 - $78,125  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
Boston
up arrow 87%
New York
up arrow 35%
National Average
$52,000
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Experience Affects Bricklayer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%
Experienced
up arrow 2%
National Average
$52,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%
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Gender
Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
39%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 47%
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