The median annual wage of brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons was $45,410 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
The median annual wage for brickmasons and blockmasons was $46,930 in May 2010. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,790, and the top 10 percent earned more than $78,630.
The median annual wage for stonemasons was $37,180 in May 2010. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,560, and the top 10 percent earned more than $61,370.
The starting pay for apprentices is usually between 30 percent and 50 percent of what fully trained workers make. They get pay increases as they gain more skill.
Although most masons work full time, some work longer hours to meet construction deadlines.
About 29 percent of masons were self-employed in 2010. Self-employed workers may be able to set their own schedule.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition