The median annual wage for masonry workers was $39,640 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $25,980, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $71,510.
Median annual wages for masonry workers in May 2015 were as follows:
Brickmasons and blockmasons
Terrazzo workers and finishers
Cement masons and concrete finishers
Although most masons work full time, some work more hours to meet construction deadlines. However, because they primarily work outdoors, masons may have to stop work in extreme cold or rainy weather. Nonetheless, new materials, such as concrete additives that cure at lower temperatures, have been developed that allow masons to work in a greater variety of weather conditions than in the past. Terrazzo masons may need to work at night when businesses are closed.
About 1 in 10 masonry workers were self-employed in 2014. Self-employed workers may be able to set their own schedule.
Median annual wages, May 2015
Construction trades workers
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics