Salary for Tile and Stone Setters

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Also known as:  Ceramic Tile Installer, Hard Tile Setter, Marble Ceiling Installer, Parquet Floor Layer, Tile Installer, Tile Mason, Wood Tile Installer helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Tile and marble setters apply hard tiles, marble and wood to walls, flooring and other areas. While their work is not as dangerous as other construction work, there is still a higher rate of injury than most careers as there is a good amount of kneeling involved in the work. There is also the potential to catch illnesses as floor sanders and finishers are usually working in buildings with many other people in a small space. Most tile and marble setters start informally, learning as a helper on the job. However, some do learn their trade through a formal apprenticeship. No education is required to become a tile or marble setter. Many employers do not even require a high school diploma or GED.

A Tile and Stone Setter can earn average salaries of between $27,390 - $76,620 based on experience and education levels. can earn an average wage of fourty-eight thousand four hundred and ninety dollars per year.

can receive the best pay in Hawaii, where they can get compensation, on average, of about $64,250. Employees who work in this career are compensated highest in Public Administration, which has an average salary rate of $63,990.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 27.43 percent nationwide in that time.


Tile and Stone Setters tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Retail Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
Educational Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Retail Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
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