Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
SOC: 47-3011.00


Help brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, or tile and marble setters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
23,500 employed

Projected (2024):
28,800 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:

  • Adobe Layer Helper
  • Boat Joiner Helper
  • Boring Machine Operator Helper
  • Brick and Blocker Aid, Labor
  • Brick Carrier
  • Brick Cleaner
  • Brick Tender
  • Brick Washer
  • Bricklayer Helper
  • Bricklayer Tender
  • Ceramic Tile Installation Helper
  • Chimney Builder Helper
  • Concrete Form Setter
  • Concrete Form Setter and Finisher
  • Firebrick and Refractory Tile Bricklayer Helper
  • Firebrick Layer Helper
  • Firebrick or Refractory Tile Bricklayer Helper
  • Form Layer
  • Form Setter
  • Helper
  • Helper, Marble Finisher
  • Hod Carrier
  • Hot-Top-Liner Helper
  • Lead Mason Tender
  • Marble Finisher
  • Marble Installation Helper
  • Mason Helper
  • Mason Tender
  • Mason Tender, Restoration Labor
  • Monument Setter Helper
  • Mortar Mixer
  • Parquet Floor Layer's Helper
  • Patcher Helper
  • Refractory Tile Helper
  • Tender, Labor
  • Tile Finisher
  • Tile Helper
  • Tile Layer
  • Tile Layer Helper
  • Tombstone Erector Helper
  • Wood Tile Installation Helper

  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed


    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.


    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • 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
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Production and Processing
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Transportation

  • Tasks:

  • Cut materials to specified sizes for installation, using power saws or tile cutters.
  • Erect scaffolding or other installation structures.
  • Locate and supply materials to masons for installation, following drawings or numbered sequences.
  • Mix mortar, plaster, and grout, manually or using machines, according to standard formulas.
  • Apply grout between joints of bricks or tiles, using grouting trowels.
  • Correct surface imperfections or fill chipped, cracked, or broken bricks or tiles, using fillers, adhesives, or grouting materials.
  • Modify material moving, mixing, grouting, grinding, polishing, or cleaning procedures, according to installation or material requirements.
  • Provide assistance in the preparation, installation, repair, or rebuilding of tile, brick, or stone surfaces.
  • Clean installation surfaces, equipment, tools, work sites, or storage areas, using water, chemical solutions, oxygen lances, or polishing machines.
  • Transport materials, tools, or machines to installation sites, manually or using conveyance equipment.
  • Move or position materials such as marble slabs, using cranes, hoists, or dollies.
  • Remove excess grout or residue from tile or brick joints, using sponges or trowels.
  • Remove damaged tile, brick, or mortar, and clean or prepare surfaces, using pliers, hammers, chisels, drills, wire brushes, or metal wire anchors.
  • Arrange or store materials, machines, tools, or equipment.
  • Apply caulk, sealants, or other agents to installed surfaces.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Air compressors
  • Caulking guns
  • Claw hammers
  • Concrete mixers
  • Concrete saws
  • Concrete vibrators
  • Dollies
  • Forklifts
  • Grout floats
  • Grouting machines
  • Grouting spatulas
  • Grouting trowels
  • Heating torches
  • Hydraulic booms
  • Jackhammers
  • Ladders
  • Locking pliers
  • Material moving cranes
  • Measuring tapes
  • Mortar mixers
  • Notebook computers
  • Oxygen lances
  • Personal computers
  • Polishing machines
  • Portable cranes
  • Power chippers
  • Power drills
  • Power grinders
  • Power hoists
  • Power saws
  • Pry bars
  • Safety boots
  • Sandblasters
  • Scaffolding
  • Steam cleaning equipment
  • Tile-cutting saws
  • Trowels
  • Winches
  • Wire brushes
  • Wood chisels
  • Aya Associates Comp-U-Floor
  • Construction Management Software ProEst
  • CPR Visual Estimator
  • Daystar
  • EasyCAD Iris 2D
  • Intuit QuickBooks software
  • Measure Square FloorEstimate Pro
  • RISA Technologies RISAMasonry
  • TileGem
  • Tradesman's Software Master Estimator

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    industry stats

    SOC: 47-0000

    Total Employed: 5,477,820

    Average Annual Salary: $47,580