Mason Salary

The average pay for a Mason is $19.78 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$28,800 - $78,611
(Median)
$29K
$46K
$79K
MEDIAN: $45,781
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$13.77 - $30.92
(Median)
$14
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$28,800 - $78,611  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
Total Pay (?
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$29,526 - $68,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.77 - $30.92  
   
Overtime
$12.75 - $47.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
   
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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$29,526 - $68,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 298

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Job Description for Mason

A good Mason is familiar with working in poured concrete and concrete block, as well as working with bricks. A Mason's work involves forming structures using concrete and advising carpenters in the building of forms and their placement. A Mason needs to be able to check vertical and horizontal alignment, ensuring that the masonry work is level. A Mason needs to know how to install anchors and reinforcements by bending and spacing according to a given set of specifications. He or she needs to be able to read and interpret blueprints and other guidelines for building. A Mason must be able to lay stone, brick, blocks and other materials to form structures. Some tools that a Mason needs to be able to know how to use well include edges and trowels, hammers, as well as cutting equipment and saws. The Mason needs to be able to coordinate with other contractors, especially on larger-scale projects, though he or she may be working alone on smaller projects. A Mason is familiar with and is able to prepare concrete and mortar, and makes educated decisions on how much material is needed for the work. Attention to detail is required, as well as having good technique in being precise and measuring accurately. A good Mason is up to date on all safety procedures, follows them rigorously, and is able to maintain a neat and tidy work area after the job has been completed. Due to the nature of the work, a Mason needs to be willing to work outdoors a good percentage of the time.


Mason Tasks

  • Lay stone, brick, blocks and other materials to form structures.
  • Install anchors and reinforcements by bending and spacing according to specifications.
  • Prepare concrete and mortar.
  • Form structures of concrete and advise carpenters in building of forms and placement.
  • Check vertical and horizontal alignment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mason

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

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Experience Affects Mason Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 79%