Brickmasons and Blockmasons (47-2021)

Occupation description:  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. Excludes Stonemasons (47-2022). Installers of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units are classified in Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (37-3011).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 4547 4.40 01
United States 78,10092,600 18.61,450 6502,100

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 24.8814.3317.72 23.0530.0738.85

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
5319 35.855.3 44.7
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation17
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation12
UI claimants previously working in occupation33
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 81
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 81.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Apprenticeship

Training Resources

 Degree
Bricklayer Apprenticeship

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Concrete and Masonry