The average rate for a Bricklayer in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$27.60 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

AU$29,128 - AU$71,475
AU$29K
AU$52K
AU$71K
MEDIAN: AU$51,540
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50%
90%
AU$19.81 - AU$35.66
AU$20
AU$27
AU$36
MEDIAN: AU$27.39
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$76K
Salary AU$29,128 - AU$71,475
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$40,249 - AU$76,137
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 26
Hourly Data AU$0AU$58
Hourly Rate AU$19.81 - AU$35.66
Overtime AU$38.58
Annual Data AU$0AU$76K
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$40,249 - AU$76,137
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 100

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 by Experience Level for Bricklayer

Pay by Experience for a Bricklayer has a positive trend. An entry-level Bricklayer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$48,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bricklayer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$57,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Bricklayer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$63,000 based on 30 salaries. A Bricklayer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$81,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Bricklayer

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Bricklayer Salaries

▲49%

▲16%

▲4%

National Average
AU$55,000

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 97%