Tile or Marble Setters in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $19.39 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to approximately one in six, and roughly a tenth earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,866 - $77,620
$24K
$48K
$78K
MEDIAN: $48,483
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50%
90%

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$12.06 - $33.03
$12
$19
$33
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,866 - $77,620  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $10,067  
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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$25,379 - $74,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.06 - $33.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.50  
Overtime
$15.72 - $46.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$102.13 - $10,067  
   
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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$25,379 - $74,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 379

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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

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

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Tile or Marble Setters often transition into Construction Project Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Construction Project Managers earn $70K per year.

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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Tile or Marble Setters. The average beginner in this position makes around $32K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $39K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $53K.

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Key Stats for Tile or Marble Setter

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Tile or Marble Setter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Tile or Marble Setter Salaries

National Average
$42,000


Tile SETTer
up arrow 6%

Precision Measurement
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 81%
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