Careers in Construction: Masonry

Workforce Development
Contact: Greg Zick
AVP, Workforce Development
(202) 266-8493

Two men practicing masonry

Average National Wage: $62,380 | $29.99/hour

Laying brick is one of the oldest and most respected trades in the construction industry. Masonry construction uses brick, stone, marble, granite, travertine, limestone, cast stone, concrete block, glass block, stucco, and tile.

In the masonry trade you will learn to:

  • Mix mortar and lay brick
  • Lay out building lines and grades
  • Lay floors and stairs
  • Mix and place concrete
  • Create different textures
  • Apply various finishes to concrete

Once you complete training, you have a variety of employment options:

  • Apprenticeship programs
  • Masonry contractors
  • Sub-contractors
  • General contractors

Careers in the Trades: Masonry