Brickmason or Blockmason Salary
Men make up the majority of Brickmason or Blockmasons in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $20.11 per hour. Slightly less than one-fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one-eighth collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Hourly Rate||$14.32 - $30.52|
|Overtime||$23.49 - $45.31|
|Total Pay (||$29,906 - $70,945|
Job Description for Brickmason or Blockmason
Brickmasons/blockmasons are responsible for intense physical work and required to know how to read and interpret blueprints, as well as maintain a good understanding of mathematics, particularly geometry. They are generally required to be in good physical shape due to the laborious nature of the job, and should also be knowledgeable of the use of tools like hammers and chisels.Read More...
Block and brickmasons generally work outdoors in order to build or repair structures. They often work for independent contractors rather than large-scale companies. Because they work with others on independent contracting jobs, education requirements are not strict, though some companies may require a college degree. Independent contractors often simply want block/brickmasons to have the necessary geometric and physical labor skills for the job.
As most in this position work with independent contractors, their working hours may vary greatly. Some may work in the day, while others may work into the late afternoon or even at night. Those who work for professional companies usually have strict hours, but these hours can and do vary, as well.
Brickmason or Blockmason Tasks
- Carve out and build structures and surfaces.
- Place materials, such as brick, on mortar bed.
- Cut or saw bricks to fit around windows and doors.
- Spread a mixture of cement, lime, sand, and water with a trowel onto surface.
- Build walkaways, fences, walls, and roads using a variety of materials, including concrete, marble, stone, wood, and bricks.
Pay by Experience Level for Brickmason or Blockmason
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Brickmason or Blockmasons do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $33K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $43K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Brickmason or Blockmason with more than 20 years of experience can earn $45K on average.
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