Mason

Salary Information:
$13.00(entry level) - $29.59(experienced) / hourly

What it is:
Do you dream of building a structure with your own two hands or restoring historical buildings? Check out training in masonry! Brick masons, block masons and stone masons use bricks, concrete blocks and natural stones to build attractive, durable surfaces and structures. These craft professionals have created buildings, walls and roads for thousands of years and will continue to do so long into the future.

Work Environment:
Masons work mainly outdoors on exteriors of buildings, but can occasionally work inside depending on their specialization.

Education Opportunities:
Students can start in high school where programs are available and continue training at technical schools, community colleges, registered apprenticeships or industry training programs.

Qualifications:
Basic math skills, good balance and physical fitness.


FUN FACTS:

  • Masons make on average almost $45,120 a year.
  • Masons are among the oldest construction trades and have been involved with some of the most iconic projects.
  • Masons can do a wide variety of work depending on their skill & experience.