Tile or Marble Setter Salary

Men account for the majority of Tile or Marble Setters in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $19.27 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Just over one in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to a tenth collect dental insurance. Most Tile or Marble Setters like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$18,566 - $87,140
(Median)
$19K
$46K
$87K
MEDIAN: $46,146
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$11.62 - $35.28
(Median)
$12
$19
$35
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$18,566 - $87,140  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
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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$23,947 - $78,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.62 - $35.28  
   
Overtime
$16.63 - $46.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
   
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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$23,947 - $78,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 271
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Job Description for Tile or Marble Setter

  • 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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Survey takers who work as Tile or Marble Setters report a focused set of job skills. Tile SETTer and Precision Measurement are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those listing Precision Measurement as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Tile or Marble Setter

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


For many Tile or Marble Setters, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $31K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $37K. For Tile or Marble Setters, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $46K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $51K.

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Experience Affects Tile or Marble Setter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Tile or Marble Setter Salaries

Tile SETTer
up arrow 10%

National Average
$41,000

Precision Measurement
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 22% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 77%
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