Bricklayer or mason
- Levels, aligns and embeds stone in mortar and faces brick, concrete or steel frame with stone to make and repair structures.
- Uses hand and power tools to shape, trim, carve, cut letters in and polish stone.
- Spreads mortar on foundations and bricks, and places, levels and aligns bricks in mortar bed.
- Marks and cuts stone using hammers, mallet and hand or pneumatic chisels.
- Examines drawings, photographs and specifications to determine job requirements.
Typical Education Level
Level 3 NVQ; A Levels
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 13% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for bricklayer or mason is £23,067
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 919. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for bricklayer or mason roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £23,067 per year. That is about £1,922 per month or £11.83 per hour. New workers generally start on £16,723, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £30,909
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 919 people are employed in the region.