A sizeable majority of Brickmason or Blockmasons in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $20.03 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in five, and one-eighth earn dental coverage. Though the majority of Brickmason or Blockmasons do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role.

$14.46 - $30.38
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MEDIAN: $20.03
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.46 - $30.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$23.49 - $45.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,185 - $69,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 106

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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.

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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.


For many Brickmason or Blockmasons, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $32K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Brickmason or Blockmasons make a median salary of $42K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $45K.

Key Stats for Brickmason or Blockmason

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
038
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Brickmason or Blockmason Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 80%
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