Brickmason or Blockmason Salary
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. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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
- 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.
- Cut or saw bricks to fit around windows and doors.
- Carve out and build structures and surfaces.
- Place materials, such as brick, on mortar bed.
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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.