Tile and Stone Setters

General Information

Description

Apply hard tile, stone, and comparable materials to walls, floors, ceilings, countertops, and roof decks.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of flooring installers and tile and stone setters is projected to grow 6 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 11,000 openings for flooring installers and tile and stone setters are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$44,220

State-by-state Salary

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$58,460
$28,430
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Less than high school 51%
  • High school 31%
  • Post-secondary certificate 17%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mathematics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mechanical

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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