Bricklayer Careers

Bricklayers 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


Employment of bricklayers is projected to grow 15% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Population growth will result in the construction of more schools, hospitals, homes and other buildings.

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.

The certified training and apprenticeship program for bricklayers is run through the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and offers apprentices superior education, at little or no cost to the student, that enables them to reach their full potential within the trade.

Apprentices are able to earn living wages from day one and benefits (health, vision, etc.) are available to all students.

Once apprenticeship is complete, tradespeople continue their education and are able to advance to journeyperson status and beyond through continued education and certification programs.