Salary for Brickmasons and Blockmasons

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Also known as:  Adobe Layer, Block Layer, Blockmason, Brick Chimney Builder, Brick Setter, Bricklayer, Brickmason, Brickmason Apprentice, Firebrick Layer, Furnace Mason helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Similar to stonemasons, Brickmasons and Blockmasons use bricks and concrete blocks to build fences, walkways, buildings and other pieces of property. The work is physically demanding as masons are required to lift heavy materials and stand for long periods of time in poor working conditions and, more often than not, poor weather conditions as well. Masons often learn their trade from a formal apprenticeship program, but some vocational schools offer a one or two year program in masonry. There are others still who learn their skills informally on the job after they are hired.

A Brickmason and Blockmason will most likely earn wages that can range from $34,250 to $89,380 depending on education and tenure levels. will most likely receive an average compensation of fifty-eight thousand four hundred and twenty dollars per year.

are compensated at the highest average salary in Massachusetts, where they can earn pay of close to about $86,630. Professionals that work in these jobs make the highest salary in Public Administration, where they can receive normal pay levels of $65,210.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 37.36 percent nationwide in that time.


Brickmasons and Blockmasons tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Public Administration
Educational Services
Wholesale Trade
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Transportation and Warehousing
Retail Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
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