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Brickmasons and Blockmasons

Job Information

Lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures.


  • Job opportunities are expected to be good, especially for those with restoration skills.
  • Some entrants learn informally on the job, but apprenticeship programs provide the most thorough training.
  • The work is usually outdoors and involves lifting heavy materials and working on scaffolds.
  • About 27 percent of brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons were self-employed.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $46,800/yr ($23.40/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma