Brickmasons are one of the least happy careers in the United States.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, brickmasons rate their career happiness 2.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 12% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy brickmasons are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Tile and marble setter
2.8
$43k
Sheet metal worker
2.7
$49k
Construction painter
2.7
$35k
Meter reader
2.7
$42k
Bus driver
2.7
$42k
Brickmason
2.7
$48k
Tool and die maker
2.7
$54k
Mining machine operator
2.7
$55k
Taxi driver
2.7
$26k
Machinist
2.7
$44k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are brickmasons happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do brickmasons find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as brickmasons?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are brickmason’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are brickmasons making the best use of their abilities?

Are brickmasons happy with their salary?