Stone Mason
 

Salary Ranges
(entry level –> experienced)

  • $13.81 – $30.50 (hourly)
  • $28,730 – $63,440 (annual)
 
The masonry program requires 432 hours of classroom instruction and 6,000 hours of on-the-job training.

 

Masons lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures.

The most desired qualities in a (brick) mason are dependability and a strong work ethic. Knowledge of basic math (including measurement, volume, mixing proportions, plane geometry) and mechanical drawing is important in this trade. Specific skills include: interpret blueprints and drawings to determine specifications; calculate the materials required; lay and align bricks, blocks, or tiles to build or repair structures; move or lift heavy objects; read blue prints and technical drawings.

1st Year Apprentice

(144 hours classroom training, 2,000 hours on-the-job training)

  • Basic Safety -10-Hour OSHA
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Construction Math
  • Introduction to Hand Tools
  • Introduction to Power Tools
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Introduction to Material Handling
  • Basic Rigging
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings
  • Introduction to Masonry
  • Masonry Safety
  • Masonry Tools and Equipment
  • Measurements, Drawings, and Specifications
  • Mortar
  • Masonry Units and Installation Techniques

2nd Year Apprentice

(144 hours classroom training, 2,000 hours on-the-job training)

  • Residential Plans and Drawing Interpretation
  • Residential Masonry
  • Grout and Other Reinforcement
  • Metal Work in Masonry
  • Advanced Laying Techniques
  • Construction Techniques and Moisture Control
  • Construction Inspection and Quality Control

3rd Year Apprentice

(144 hours classroom training, 2,000 hours on-the-job training)

  • Masonry in High Rise Construction
  • Specialized Materials and Techniques
  • Repair and Restoration
  • Commercial Drawings
  • Estimating
  • Fundamental Skills for the Crew Leader
  • Site Layout I – Distance Measurement and Leveling