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 $19.90 per hour. Most Brickmason or Blockmasons like their work and job satisfaction is high. One-fourth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about one in ten collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$14.27 - $29.71
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.27 - $29.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$1.36 - $38.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
   
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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$29,448 - $67,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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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

  • 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $36K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $42K in this role. Brickmason or Blockmasons who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $43K.

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Experience Affects Brickmason or Blockmason Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
medical benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 73%
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