Tile or Marble Setter Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Tile or Marble Setters in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $19.44 per hour nationwide. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Tile or Marble Setters enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly less than a fourth, and one in ten earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,699 - $81,481
(Median)
$23K
$50K
$81K
MEDIAN: $49,540
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$11.55 - $34.54
(Median)
$12
$19
$35
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$22,699 - $81,481  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$24,192 - $75,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.55 - $34.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.48  
Overtime
$15.38 - $44.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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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$24,192 - $75,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 336
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Job Description for Tile or Marble Setter

Tile or marble setters generally work for construction companies, although they may be self-employed. They install marble or tiles made of durable materials such as granite, ceramic and porcelain to walls, kitchen counters, floors, swimming pools, roof decks and other surfaces. Some tile or marble setters are required to perform intricate cuts for artistic or decorative layouts.

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Tile or Marble Setter Tasks

  • Measure and level work surface using levels, straight edges and squares.
  • Design and lay tiles into a desired pattern.
  • Cut tiles to fit into irregular spaces and corners.
  • Secure tiles by applying cement, grout, and other adhesives using a brush, trowel and screed.

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Pay by Experience Level for Tile or Marble Setter

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


Tile or Marble Setters generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $32K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $37K. For Tile or Marble Setters, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $47K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $52K.

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Experience Affects Tile or Marble Setter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Tile or Marble Setter Salaries

Tile SETTer
0%

National Average
$42,000

Flooring Installation
up arrow 2%

Precision Measurement
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
medical benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 78%
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