Thought about going into masonry? Maybe you know some masonry workers or have had some experience in building masonry structures before? There’s a lot to know about being a masonry worker that you may not know and should consider before diving into the profession. Below, we will share some basic information with you about what masonry workers do. From there, you can decide whether a profession in masonry is right for you after all.
A mason worker is usually referred to as a “mason.” Masons use bricks, concrete blocks, concrete, and natural or manmade stones in order to build walls, walkways, fences, and other masonry-based structures.
In 2015, the median pay for a mason was $39,640 a year or $19.06 per hour. In 2014, there were 252,900 masonry jobs in the United States. It’s projected that from 2014 to 2024 the number of jobs in the field will increase 15 percent, which is much faster than the average job growth numbers in America. Since the country’s population continues to grow, there will be more construction (schools, hospitals, homes, etc). There are many job openings to be had for a mason going forward in America.
To become a mason, a person needs a high school diploma or equivalent. After one of these are completed, a person usually completes an apprenticeship program or learns the profession on the job from a professional.
Masonry is a physically demanding job. Masons are expected to lift heavy materials (stones, rocks, bricks, equipment), and they must often stand, kneel, and bend for long periods of time. A mason’s job is also weather dependent. Since most masonry jobs are outdoors, inclement weather can stall a project’s progress.
On average, most masons work full time.
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