Marble Setters, Tile Setters, and Terrazzo Workers

Worker Sets Tile

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, California, and Florida. There are approximately 34,940 marble setters, tile setters, and terrazzo workers employed in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Install marble, tile, and terrazzo in residential and commercial buildings
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Apprenticeship
School Subjects
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Apprenticeship
Personality Traits
  • Athletic
  • Creative
  • Hands On
  • Building/Trades
  • Drawing/Design
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements May need to pass physical or written examinations and have a driver's license
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Supervisor or Self Employed
  • Marble Setter, Tile Setter, or Terrazzo Worker
  • Apprentice or Helper

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