Salary for Brickmasons and Blockmasons

Also known as:  Adobe Layer, Block Layer, Blockmason, Brick Chimney Builder, Brick Setter, Bricklayer, Brickmason, Brickmason Apprentice, Firebrick Layer, Furnace Mason

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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 or Blockmason can earn a salary of around 40000 to 60000 based on experience and education levels. Brickmasons and Blockmasons earn an average pay level of Fifty Thousand One Hundred dollars per annum.

Brickmasons and Blockmasons obtain the highest salaries in Massachusetts, where they receive an average pay rate of near $78580. This group of professionals obtain the highest salaries in Wholesale Trade, which has average pay of $57080.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.80 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Brickmasons and Blockmasons tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $57,080
Wholesale Trade $50,250
Construction $50,100
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $49,250
Manufacturing $46,450
Educational Services $46,230
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $32,690
Educational Services $46,230
Manufacturing $46,450
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $49,250
Construction $50,100
Wholesale Trade $50,250
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