Masonry training is subject to demand and availability

What Masons Do

Masonry is one of the most widely used materials in construction. Sidewalks, many homes, and commercial structures like office buildings, schools, and sports complexes are made with some form of masonry.

Bricklayers build walls, floors, fireplaces, chimneys, and other structures with brick, pre-cast masonry panels, concrete block, and other similar materials.

Stonemasons build stone walls as well as set stone exteriors and floors, working with natural cut and artificial stone. Generally the work is non-residential.

Concrete masons work with both pre-cast and poured-in-place concrete. Concrete can be used as both a structural and finish material.

How Much Can I Earn?

As an entry level apprentice or mason, you can start at $8-$11 per hour. As you learn and increase your skill set, you can advance to $15 per hour. An experienced mason can make upwards of $60,000 a year!

What Can I Expect from a Career as a Mason?

Masonry is a highly precise craft. It requires great skill and attention to detail to work with the raw material and to install the finished product. Masonry is challenging and satisfying work. No day or project is ever the same. It can be physically challenging – there is lifting, climbing, and carrying involved. It is also mentally challenging – quick calculations, the ability to visualize, and the ability to make quick decisions are all part of the job. Someone who can do precise work and needs little supervision is a good candidate. Because of the nature of the craft’s application, masons usually work outdoors.

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