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How Much Does a Bricklayer Earn?

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Bricklayers, sometimes known as brick masons, lay and mortar a variety of building materials using brick. They construct or repair walls, arches and other structures. reports the average annual salary for bricklayers in 2014 was $39,000.

About the Money

Because the work is so similar, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics groups bricklayers with blocklayers. Workers in these occupations earned an average annual salary of $50,000 in 2013. Most worked for foundation, structure and building exterior contractors, where the average salary was $49,450. Those who worked for building finishing contractors earned more at $59,640. Although their numbers were few, the BLS notes bricklayers and blocklayers who worked in the cement and concrete manufacturing industry took home the highest salary at $61,430. Florida was the lowest-paying state, with an average annual salary of $32,430. Massachusetts workers pocketed the most at $74,390.


Beth Greenwood is an RN and has been a writer since 2010. She specializes in medical and health topics, as well as career articles about health care professions. Greenwood holds an Associate of Science in nursing from Shasta College.

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