Stonemasons and Related Trades

Stonemasons erect and repair structures of stone and similar materials and cut, shape and polish granite, marble, slate and other stone for building, ornamental and other purposes.


New workers

New workers start around £20,468. Normal pay is £30,980 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £45,196.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 6,655 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Levels, aligns and embeds stone in mortar, concrete or steel frame with stone to make and repair structures.

  • Uses hand and power tools to shape, trim, carve, cut letters in and polish stone.

  • Marks and cuts stone using hammers, mallet and hand or pneumatic chisels.

  • Examines drawings, photographs and specifications to determine job requirements.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Masonry

  • Construction

  • Power Tool Operation

  • Hand Tools

  • Stonemasonry

  • Sales Prospecting

  • Roofing

  • Carpentry

  • Plastering

  • Chisels

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Detail Oriented

  • Communication

  • English Language

  • Mathematics

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Teamwork

  • Problem Solving

  • Customer Service

  • Physical Fitness

  • Teaching

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.