Marble Setters, Tile Setters, and Terrazzo Workers

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 33,310 marble setters, tile setters, and terrazzo workers employed in the United States.

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

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