Stonemasons
SOC: 47-2022.00

Description:

Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
14,900 employed

Projected (2024):
17,100 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Artificial Stone Applicator
  • Banker Mason
  • Brick Mason
  • Bricklayer
  • Composition Stone Applicator
  • Curbstone Setter
  • Flagstone Layer
  • Formstone Fitter
  • Granite Block Paver
  • Granite Setter
  • Marble Setter
  • Mason
  • Memorial Mason
  • Monument Erector
  • Monument Installer
  • Monument Mason
  • Monument Setter
  • Permastone Applicator
  • Permastone Installer
  • Rock Mason
  • Rock Mason Apprentice
  • Stone Chimney Mason
  • Stone Derrickman and Rigger
  • Stone Layer
  • Stone Mason
  • Stone Paver
  • Stone Repairer
  • Stone Setter
  • Stonemason Apprentice
  • Tile Setter


  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

    Education:

    Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Geography
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Lay out wall patterns or foundations, using straight edge, rule, or staked lines.
  • Shape, trim, face and cut marble or stone preparatory to setting, using power saws, cutting equipment, and hand tools.
  • Set vertical and horizontal alignment of structures, using plumb bob, gauge line, and level.
  • Mix mortar or grout and pour or spread mortar or grout on marble slabs, stone, or foundation.
  • Remove wedges, fill joints between stones, finish joints between stones, using a trowel, and smooth the mortar to an attractive finish, using a tuck pointer.
  • Set stone or marble in place, according to layout or pattern.
  • Clean excess mortar or grout from surface of marble, stone, or monument, using sponge, brush, water, or acid.
  • Lay brick to build shells of chimneys and smokestacks or to line or reline industrial furnaces, kilns, boilers and similar installations.
  • Replace broken or missing masonry units in walls or floors.
  • Smooth, polish, and bevel surfaces, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Drill holes in marble or ornamental stone and anchor brackets in holes.
  • Repair cracked or chipped areas of stone or marble, using blowtorch and mastic, and remove rough or defective spots from concrete, using power grinder or chisel and hammer.
  • Remove sections of monument from truck bed, and guide stone onto foundation, using skids, hoist, or truck crane.
  • Construct and install prefabricated masonry units.
  • Dig trench for foundation of monument, using pick and shovel.
  • Position mold along guidelines of wall, press mold in place, and remove mold and paper from wall.
  • Line interiors of molds with treated paper and fill molds with composition-stone mixture.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • 12 pound sledge hammers
  • 16 pound sledge hammers
  • 8 pound sledge hammers
  • Angle chisels
  • Angle grinders
  • Boom lifts
  • Brick hammers
  • Bush hammers
  • Buttering trowels
  • Cable winches
  • Cape chisels
  • Carry clamps
  • Chipping hammers
  • Circular saws
  • Claw hammers
  • Concave jointers
  • Concrete saws
  • Cross pein sledge hammers
  • Drill machines
  • Drum mortar mixers
  • Dust and particulate respirators
  • Dust collection systems
  • Dust masks
  • Electric mortar mixers
  • Electric winches
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Flat chisels
  • Folding rulers
  • Forklift booms
  • Full face shields
  • Gantry cranes
  • Gauging trowels
  • Grinding stones
  • Grout floats
  • Hacksaws
  • Hammer drills
  • Hand held sprayers
  • Hand torches
  • Hand tracers
  • Heating torches
  • Horizontal shaft mixers
  • Hydraulic hoists
  • Hydraulic jacks
  • Jackhammers
  • Jointers
  • Laser levels
  • Laser plumb bobs
  • Lewis pins
  • Lifelines
  • Lifting spreaders
  • Lifting suction cups
  • Margin trowels
  • Masonry forklifts
  • Masonry hard hats
  • Masonry levels
  • Masonry plumb bobs
  • Masonry safety glasses
  • Masonry saws
  • Masonry straight edges
  • Masonry utility knives
  • Measuring tapes
  • Mini grinders
  • Mixing drills
  • Mortar hoes
  • Oxygen lances
  • Pan mixers
  • Personal computers
  • Pinch bars
  • Pitching chisels
  • Pneumatic air compressors
  • Pneumatic chisels
  • Pneumatic stone grinders
  • Point chisels
  • Pointing trowels
  • Polishing machines
  • Portable cranes
  • Power hoists
  • Protective ear muffs
  • Protective ear plugs
  • Rigging equipment
  • Rock picks
  • Rondel chisels
  • Rope and pulley systems
  • Round point shovels
  • Rubber mallets
  • Safety goggles
  • Safety harnesses
  • Safety masks
  • Sandblasters
  • Setting bars
  • Shims
  • Slab trolleys
  • Stationary scaffolds
  • Steam cleaning equipment
  • Steel wire stone brushes
  • Stone cleaning sponges
  • Stone dollies
  • Stone grinders
  • Stone lifting clamps
  • Stone mason's hammers
  • Stone nippers
  • Stone polishers
  • Stone routers
  • Stone splitters
  • Stone splitting wedges
  • Story pole tape measures
  • Swing-stage scaffolds
  • Tooth chisels
  • Transit levels
  • Truck cranes
  • Tuck pointers
  • Vacuum lifts
  • Vertical shaft mixers
  • Vixen files
  • Wet stone saws
  • Wet-dry vacuums
  • Wooden templates
  • CPR Visual Estimator
  • Gregg Software Gregg Rock-It
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • ProEst Software ProEst Estimating
  • RISA Technologies RISA-3D
  • Tradesman's Software Master Estimator


  • construction and extraction


    industry stats

    SOC: 47-0000

    Total Employed: 5,477,820

    Average Annual Salary: $47,580