Bricklayers and Stonemasons


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Bricklayers and Stonemasons

Bricklayers and Stonemasons - Wages & Trends

The number of hours bricklayers and stonemasons spend on the job can vary. For example, bad weather or downturns in construction activity can reduce hours. Thus, overall earnings may be lower than these wages suggest.

Pay also varies with the employer and the type of job. Union workers often earn higher wages. Apprentices generally earn about half the wage of skilled bricklayers or stonemasons. As apprentices gain experience and skills, they receive higher pay.

Bricklayers and stonemasons who work full time may receive benefits. These benefits may include health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and a retirement plan. Bricklayers and stonemasons who are self-employed or work for small companies usually pay for their own insurance and retirement plan.

Brickmasons and blockmasons (SOC 47-2021)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $29.29 $41.87 $46.69
Yearly $60,915 $87,089 $97,110
    Champaign Area Hourly $32.49 $35.16 $37.83
Yearly $67,577 $73,127 $78,677
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $30.88 $34.49 $37.61
Yearly $64,237 $71,749 $78,228
    Cook County Hourly $24.12 $42.71 $47.36
Yearly $50,178 $88,843 $98,501
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $41.37 $44.70 $48.02
Yearly $86,052 $92,971 $99,891
    Du Page County Hourly $29.89 $40.34 $44.83
Yearly $62,168 $83,916 $93,249
    Lake County Hourly $42.47 $45.25 $48.03
Yearly $88,338 $94,119 $99,900
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $21.55 $24.72 $39.41
Yearly $44,834 $51,415 $81,966
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $31.33 $34.90 $38.43
Yearly $65,159 $72,598 $79,925
    Rockford Area Hourly $16.55 $22.42 $42.08
Yearly $34,421 $46,629 $87,521
    Springfield Area Hourly $24.78 $28.54 $32.92
Yearly $51,542 $59,360 $68,469
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $27.88 $30.98 $38.10
Yearly $57,994 $64,438 $79,239
    Will County Hourly $42.05 $45.09 $48.13
Yearly $87,457 $93,781 $100,105
United States Hourly $19.96 $25.53 $31.90
Yearly $41,520 $53,100 $66,360

Stonemasons (SOC 47-2022)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $21.82 $24.66 $43.93
Yearly $45,390 $51,301 $91,365
    Cook County Hourly $21.82 $24.37 $43.30
Yearly $45,395 $50,686 $90,068
United States Hourly $16.30 $20.81 $27.75
Yearly $33,910 $43,280 $57,720

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.