Trades. Operative Plasterers.

Operative Plasterers

Plaster has been used as a durable and decorative building medium for thousands of years. Today’s plasterers use a mix of traditional and modern techniques to apply and smooth wet plaster on everything from interior and exterior wall coatings, stucco systems, ornamental moldings, project repairs and more.


+387.03% Higher than minimum wage!
Benefits do not come out of your check.

$58.51/hr total

Benefits are above & beyond hourly wage!
Featuring premium health insurance.


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Increased Job Outlook (2016-2026)

Skills Needed

  • Math
  • reading
  • manual dexterity
  • problem solving
  • mechanical ability
  • physical stamina
  • fast-paced thinking and reacting
  • communication
  • hand/eye/foot coordination
  • comfortable with heights
  • decision making
  • detail-oriented

Relevant Classes

  • Basic arithmetic
  • general math
  • geometry
  • industrial arts
  • drafting
  • mechanical drawing
  • communication
  • shop classes

Education & Training

  • 3-year apprentice program
  • 4,000 hours of on-the-job training
  • 400 classroom hours
  • 362 paid hours
  • 38 unpaid hours

Work Conditions

  • Both indoor and outdoor
  • nearly every facility and building type
  • varying weather
  • physically demanding
  • new and existing construction
  • working from heights

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