How Much Do Stonemasons Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries


Stonemasons build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$48290 per year
Hourly wage
$23 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$28,310 to $34,620 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$14 to $17 per hour

Entry-level Stonemasons with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $28,310 to $34,620 per year or $14 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

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Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $36 $75,690
Senior (Top 25%) $27 $57,110
Middle (Mid 50%) $21 $43,650
Junior (Bottom 25%) $17 $34,620
No experience (Bottom 10%) $14 $28,310

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NJ $33 $69,590
IL $31 $64,110
DC $29 $59,760
WA $26 $55,100
CA $26 $55,020
IN $26 $54,470
HI $26 $53,240
PA $25 $52,410
NV $25 $51,320
OR $25 $51,210

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Stonemason is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NJ doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NJ might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Stonemasons are in the states of NJ, IL, DC, WA and CA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Residential Building Construction $53040 $25.50
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors $51650 $24.83
Services to Buildings and Dwellings $47980 $23.07
Nonresidential Building Construction $46900 $22.55
Other Specialty Trade Contractors $46530 $22.37
Building Finishing Contractors $44840 $21.56
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $44030 $21.17
Employment Services $37880 $18.21
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers $36680 $17.64
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing $36030 $17.32

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2 Comments on “How Much Do Stonemasons Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)”

  1. Your numbers gotta be off. I live in Northern Illinois and have been making over 30 per hr as a mason for more than ten years now. None union, small companies. I’m not a special case either. Many of my contemporaries are making similar wages, all in our thirties or forties.

    1. Hey Zach, Illinois is one of the highest paying states for Stonemasons and the average is $24/hour. The top 10% of Stonemasons make around $32/hour so you’re around the top 10%.

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