There are several opportunities to start a career in masonry since today the masonry industry is facing a shortage of skilled employees. As a skilled mason, your contributions will last for generations. Masons work with brick, concrete block, glass block, tile, terra cotta and stone. Work can be simple, as in building a wall, or complex, as in installing an ornate exterior or constructing a skyscraper. 

As a skilled mason, your contributions will last for generations.

“It’s good money. It’s a great career to start if you want high pay and great people to work with.”

– Jason, Mason




2022 Average Annual Salary *

Concrete Finisher: $58,046

Mason: $57,646

* 2022 NCCER Construction Craft Survey Results

Education *

High school diploma or GED generally required. Masons typically learn on the job or through apprenticeships. Some Community Colleges also offer training programs.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics

Work Environment *

The work is physically demanding because masons lift heavy materials and often must stand, kneel, and bend for long periods.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics


Job Outlook *

24,600 openings for masonry workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics

Concrete Finishers build foundations, floors, walls, roads and other structures that are made using concrete.

Masons use bricks, blocks and stones to construct walls, structural supports and even decorative surfaces.