A sizeable majority of Brickmason or Blockmasons in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $20.22 per hour. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to just under one-fifth, and nearly one-tenth earn dental coverage.

$14.42 - $32.00

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Hourly Rate
$14.42 - $32.00  
Hourly Tips
$23.37 - $45.55  
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$28,990 - $72,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103

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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.


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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Brickmason or Blockmason

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Brickmason or Blockmasons — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $32K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $42K. For Brickmason or Blockmasons, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $42K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $44K.

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Experience Affects Brickmason or Blockmason Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
medical benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 81%