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Occupational Employment Statistics


47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters

Apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 6012$22.08/hr$14.98/hr$18.73/hr$22.53/hr$25.72/hr$32.95/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/A7.1%
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/A12.9%
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota 20$28.42/hr11.2%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$21.24/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$19.92/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 60$22.53/hr13.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 120$26.24/hr10.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 150$25.73/hrN/A
Minnesota 230$25.40/hr11.4%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 820$24.15/hr3.9%
Sheet Metal Workers 2,370$30.14/hr4.1%
Upholsterers 170$21.56/hrN/A
Carpet Installers 310$25.03/hr-6.8%
Glaziers 840$32.88/hr5.7%
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 160$41.59/hrN/A
Furniture Finishers 400$18.53/hr8.6%
Carpenters 17,190$29.40/hr1.3%
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 1,150$38.29/hr-5.2%

  • Align and straighten tile using levels, squares, and straightedges.
  • Finish and dress the joints and wipe excess grout from between tiles, using damp sponge.
  • Mix, apply, and spread plaster, concrete, mortar, cement, mastic, glue or other adhesives to form a bed for the tiles, using brush, trowel and screed.
  • Determine and implement the best layout to achieve a desired pattern.
  • Select and order tile and other items to be installed, such as bathroom accessories, walls, panels, and cabinets, according to specifications.
  • Cut and shape tile to fit around obstacles and into odd spaces and corners, using hand and power cutting tools.
  • Prepare cost and labor estimates, based on calculations of time and materials needed for project.
  • Prepare surfaces for tiling by attaching lath or waterproof paper, or by applying a cement mortar coat to a metal screen.
  • Mix and apply mortar or cement to edges and ends of drain tiles to seal halves and joints.
  • Brush glue onto manila paper on which design has been drawn and position tiles, finished side down, onto paper.