Tile and Stone Setters

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What do they do?

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

Also known as:

Ceramic Tile Mechanic, Ceramic Tile Setter, Marble Mason, Tile and Marble Installer, Tile and Marble Setter, Tile Finisher, Tile Installer, Tile Mason, Tile Mechanic, Tile Setter

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Tile and Stone Setters in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Tile and Marble Setters is projected to grow 15 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 15.6%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #31 in job growth rate
  • 120

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #32 in net job growth
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Typical College Majors

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.1%)
  • Master's degree (0.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (4.9%)
  • Associate's degree (3.5%)
  • Some college, no degree (15.6%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (43.7%)
  • Less than high school diploma (31.7%)

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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Visualization - The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  • Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing.
  • Extent Flexibility - The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Cut tile, stone, or other masonry materials.
  • Install masonry materials.
  • Align masonry materials.
  • Estimate construction project costs.
  • Estimate construction project labor requirements.
  • Determine construction project layouts.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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