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According to the BLS, brickmasons and blockmasons earned a median wage of $46,440 in 2012. The highest earners brought home a median wage of $77,950, while the lowest earners netted $28,980 in 2012. Apprentice masons earn roughly half of experienced workers. Commercial jobs tend to be more complex – requiring compliance with extensive government and project design and building protocols. Masons who work on commercial jobs tend to be more experienced and earn higher salaries than residential masons. Employment sectors that pay well include employment services, specialty trade contractors and nonresidential building construction. California is home to three of the best-paying metropolitan areas: San Francisco, Riverside and Salinas.

Job Salary Year
2004 $42,780.00
2006 $44,310.00
2008 $47,730.00
2010 $50,100.00
2012 $50,370.00

Average Brickmason and Blockmason Pay vs. All Construction Jobs

This profession's average salary of $50,370 leads that of carpenters ($44,520), glaziers ($42,090), painters ($38,590) and construction workers ($34,490), but lags behind electricians ($53,030) and plumbers ($52,950).

Job Name Salary
Electrician $49,840.00
Plumber $49,140.00
Brickmason and Blockmason $46,440.00
Carpenter $39,940.00
Painter $35,190.00
Construction Worker $29,990.00

Best Paying Cities for Brickmasons and Blockmasons

The highest paid in the brickmason and blockmason profession work in the metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Nassau, N.Y., and Boston. The Riverside, Calif. area also pays well, as does the city of Salinas, Calif.

San Francisco

Average Salary: $97,580 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a brickmason and blockmason working in San Francisco is $97,580, which is $51,140 more than the average pay in the profession.

Nassau, N.Y.

Average Salary: $89,430 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a brickmason and blockmason working in Nassau, N.Y. is $89,430, which is $42,990 more than the average pay in the profession.

Boston

Average Salary: $85,370 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a brickmason and blockmason working in Boston is $85,370, which is $38,930 more than the average pay in the profession.

Riverside, Calif.

Average Salary: $79,000 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a brickmason and blockmason working in Riverside, Calif. is $79,000, which is $32,560 more than the average pay in the profession.

Salinas, Calif.

Average Salary: $78,580 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a brickmason and blockmason working in Salinas, Calif. is $78,580, which is $32,140 more than the average pay in the profession.

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