Mason

Name: 
Joe
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Mason

A mason uses bricks, concrete blocks, or natural stones to build structures, including walls, walkways, and fences. Depending on the building material in which these construction tradespeople specialize, they are called brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons. Brickmasons are sometimes called bricklayers. Masons assist in building layout, framing, sheathing, and roofing structures; use equipment and tools properly and safely to perform basic construction tasks; lift and place bricks weighing approximately 5 pounds hundreds of times per day; lift and place blocks weighing 24 to 55 pounds hundreds of times per day; correct any safety hazards and communicate to the foreman; tear down, rebuild, and point chimneys, and cut openings into walls, ceilings, and floors constructed of masonry materials.

In 2016, brickmasons and blockmasons earned a median annual salary of $49,250 and hourly wages of $ 23.68, while stonemasons earned $39,780 annually and $19.13 hourly. There were 292,500 masonry workers, as of 2016. Just over 91,100 were blockmasons and brickmasons, and slightly fewer than 18,900 were stonemasons. About 13% of masonry workers are self-employed. Most jobs are full time and often include overtime work. Schedules can be erratic during cold weather months when there isn't a lot of building taking place. The job outlook for masons is excellent. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment will grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2026.

 

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