Marble Setters, Tile Setters, and Terrazzo Workers
Marble setters, tile setters, and terrazzo workers are employed in the masonry and stonework trades covering interior and exterior walls, floors, and other surfaces with marble, tile, and terrazzo. Setters in each of these distinct trades work primarily with the material indicated by their title.
These workers are employed in the general construction industries building such things as libraries, schools, hospitals, and apartment complexes. Terrazzo workers tend to be most concentrated in the warm states of Texas, Arizona, Cal...
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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, median hourly earnings of tile and marble setters were $20.12 (or $41,840 annually) in May 2018. Wages ranged from less than $11.98 ($24,920 annually) to more than $34.85 an hour ($72,490 annually). Median hourly earnings of terrazzo workers were $20.43 ($42,500 annually) in May 2018. Wages ranged from less than $13.18 ($27,410 annually) to more than $...
At building sites, tile setters work mostly inside, while marble and terrazzo workers work both indoors and outdoors. Construction sites are often noisy, with different kinds of building equipment being operated. The work is often demanding and requires some strength and physical fitness; workers will find themselves bending, kneeling, lifting, carrying, and reaching. Once they have been given ...
Employment opportunities for tile and marble setters are expected to grow much faster than the average for all careers through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Growth will result from more construction of shopping malls, hospitals, schools, restaurants, government buildings, high-end homes, and other structures in which tile and marble are used extensively. Growth may be offset ...