Bricklayers lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, glass block, and terracotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures to comply with ASTM Masonry standards.

Skills Needed

Strong math skills, communication, reading, blue print reading, decision making

Relevant Classes

Algebra, geometry and general math

Education & Training

3-year apprenticeship program with classroom and on the job training

Work Environment

Expect to work indoors and outdoors based on project schedules

Job Wages


Average Hourly Wage*

Entry Level






*Compare to Wisconsin minimum wage $7.25/hr

Job Outlook


Through 2020 in Wisconsin

Jobs Expected


Through 2020 in Wisconsin

Data source - Wisconsin Worknet 2013

Train for the Trade As An Apprentice

Bricklayers train through a 3-year apprenticeship program, consisting of at least 4,280 hours of on the job training and 400 hours of classroom instruction.

Next Steps