$49,029
Avg. Salary
$20.82
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,013

Bonus

$700

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Mason is $20.82 per hour.

The average pay for a Mason is $49,029 per year.

10%
$14.37
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$20.82
50%
$34.10
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MEDIAN $20.82
10%
$28k
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$49k
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$82k
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MEDIAN $49,029
$27,597 - $82,462
$28K
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$82K
MEDIAN: $49,029
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$14.37 - $34.10
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$0$82K
Salary $27,597 - $82,462
Bonus $197 - $7,096
Profit Sharing $306 - $39,149
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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$30,244 - $75,125
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 100
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $14.37 - $34.10
Hourly Tips $4.00
Overtime $17.69 - $44.66
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $197 - $7,096
Profit Sharing $306 - $39,149
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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$30,244 - $75,125
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 804

Job Description

A good Mason is familiar with working in poured concrete and concrete block, as well as working with bricks. A Mason's work involves forming structures using concrete and advising carpenters in the building of forms and their placement. A Mason needs to be able to check vertical and horizontal alignment, ensuring that the masonry work is level. A Mason needs to know how to install anchors and reinforcements by bending and spacing according to a given set of specifications. He or she needs to be able to read and interpret blueprints and other guidelines for building. A Mason must be able to lay stone, brick, blocks and other materials to form structures. Some tools that a Mason needs to be able to know how to use well include edges and trowels, hammers, as well as cutting equipment and saws. The Mason needs to be able to coordinate with other contractors, especially on larger-scale projects, though he or she may be working alone on smaller projects. A Mason is familiar with and is able to prepare concrete and mortar, and makes educated decisions on how much material is needed for the work. Attention to detail is required, as well as having good technique in being precise and measuring accurately. A good Mason is up to date on all safety procedures, follows them rigorously, and is able to maintain a neat and tidy work area after the job has been completed. Due to the nature of the work, a Mason needs to be willing to work outdoors a good percentage of the time. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

Mason Tasks
  • Form structures of concrete and advise carpenters in building of forms and placement.
  • Check vertical and horizontal alignment.
  • Prepare concrete and mortar.
  • Lay stone, brick, blocks and other materials to form structures.
  • Install anchors and reinforcements by bending and spacing according to specifications.

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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Mason has a positive trend. An entry-level Mason with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 129 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mason with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Mason which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 210 salaries. A Mason with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 138 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Mason?

Mason in New Haven:
"I like it but parking stinks."
Pros: The Design and craftsmanship of the Older Buidings (Yale)
Cons: There are Some “Sketchy” areas ?

Mason in Lynchburg:
"Awesome."
Pros: Plenty of work
Cons: I really can’t complain

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Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%

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How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼20%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Blueprints
▲28%

Mason
▲5%

National Average
$46,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 73%