Bricklayers use bricks, concrete blocks, concrete and natural and manmade stones to build walls, walkways, fences and other masonry structures.
The work is physically demanding because bricklayers lift heavy materials and often must stand, kneel and bend for long periods. Poor weather conditions may reduce work activity because bricklayers usually work outdoors. Most bricklayers work full time.
Bricklayers learn their trade through a registered apprenticeship program that is usually cost free to the student. A high-school diploma or equivalent is required to begin your apprenticeship and career in the trade.
Bricklayer can earn up to
After the apprenticeship and based on certifications, a journeyperson bricklayer (a qualified and skilled person in a trade), can earn anywhere from $25.00 to $40.00 an hour.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics