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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 2628 7.71 12
United States 91,100100,500 10.32,800 5,3009,040

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 27.1515.8619.96 25.5331.9042.00
Alaska 35.0524.3827.35 30.2837.9560.06
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 36.0326.7428.27 30.7637.1159.52

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
6227 43.560.0 51.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation11
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation9
UI claimants previously working in occupation25
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 96
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 48.0

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

Bricklayer Apprenticeship

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Concrete and Masonry