Here is a brief description of the mason’s profession. The mason’s profession is physically demanding, requiring strength to lift heavy materials and stamina to kneel and stoop for long periods of time. Much of the work takes place outdoors, so there may be fewer opportunities to work in bad weather.
Mason, professional qualifications
There are schools and courses to become a mason, but many still learn the trade by practicing on site
Bricklayer, requirements and skills
- Knowledge of tools, equipment, and materials
- Skills and experience in all aspects of the job
- Friendly and helpful personality
- Attention to detail
- Time management and project management skills
- Driver’s license is often required
- Stamina and strength
Performing all skilled masonry work such as masonry walls, foundations, etc. Using various types of bricks, tiles, planks and stones.
Perform inspections/assessments of work performed. Ability to identify hazards, defects and the need for repairs.
Ensure compliance with laws, labor, health and safety regulations.
Performing scheduled work on time and in accordance with contract.
Promptly inform the Foreman of any problems or malfunctions that may affect the final outcome of the work.
In southern European countries, an inexperienced bricklayer earns about €900 net per month, while an experienced bricklayer can earn €1,500/1,800 per month. In Germany, bricklayers earn an average of €2,000 and in Switzerland, €3,500.
In the United States, a bricklayer earns an average of $3,500 – $4,000.