An Entry-Level Bricklayer earns an average wage of AU$24.51 per hour.

AU$27,609 - AU$78,547
AU$28K
AU$50K
AU$79K
MEDIAN: AU$49,997
10%
50%
90%
AU$18.18 - AU$31.91
AU$18
AU$25
AU$32
MEDIAN: AU$24.51
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$78K
Salary AU$27,609 - AU$78,547
Bonus AU$1,973
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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AU$35,951 - AU$70,449
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 78
Hourly Data AU$0AU$51
Hourly Rate AU$18.18 - AU$31.91
Overtime AU$2.98 - AU$51.63
Annual Data AU$0AU$70K
Bonus AU$1,973
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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AU$35,951 - AU$70,449
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 244

Job Description for Bricklayer

The duties of a bricklayer are many and you can be involved in many different projects. Bricklayers work on sidewalks, streets, homes, walls, and more. As a bricklayer you would be responsible to get supplies ready and to cut bricks and other materials to fit the project that you are working on. You could be building anything from a chimney to a fireplace to entire buildings. You will need to know how to read and follow blue prints and to follow precise directions. You will also need to be prepared to work in a variety of weather conditions from extreme heat to freezing temperatures. Bricklayers are often times referred to masons or brick masons and you can be a union or a non union worker. It will be your responsibility to cut the bricks either by pounding them or by cutting them with a chisel or saw. You will need to know how to be safe when you are using tools like those as well as know how to build a wall or project that will be safe and high quality. Not only do you need to know how to read blue prints but you will need physical strength and endurance to do many of these jobs that go with brick laying. You will also work many long and odd hours to complete jobs on time and to do them at a time that works for the project managers. There are no real educational requirements to become a brick layer however most places prefer at least a high school diploma. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Bricklayer Tasks

  • Lay bricks, pre-cut stone and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures.
  • Measure and cut block or brick to specific lengths.
  • Mix concrete and grout by hand or with a mixing machine.
  • Unload and load tools and equipment at the jobsite.

Bricklayer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$50,979

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Bricklayer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Bricklayer in Sydney:
Quit while you can.

Bricklayer in Wollongong:
It's very hard and u get paid not much at all we build other peoples houses and we can't even offord our own my advice doing do a trade unless trades get a pay raise.

Key Stats for Bricklayer

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
33%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 92%