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
Southeast Minnesota 9038$29.80/hr$15.68/hr$19.89/hr$29.41/hr$37.35/hr$46.64/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$23.24/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/A$32.27/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 20$24.29/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 40$22.13/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 80$22.88/hr25.6%
Northwest Minnesota 80$19.17/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 90$29.41/hr-3.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 340$23.26/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 400$23.15/hrN/A
Minnesota 650$23.26/hr9.1%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 850$20.97/hr-4.4%
Fence Erectors 290$19.25/hr11.6%
Sheet Metal Workers 2,860$30.16/hr7.9%
Upholsterers 200$17.42/hrN/A
Carpet Installers 670$29.13/hr8.7%
Glaziers 1,090$27.65/hr8.9%
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 320$41.65/hr6.7%
Furniture Finishers 560$18.26/hr0.4%
Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons 20$24.66/hrN/A
Carpenters 18,330$26.43/hr5.6%

  • 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.
  • Cut and shape tile to fit around obstacles and into odd spaces and corners, using hand and power cutting tools.
  • 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.
  • Apply mortar to tile back, position the tile, and press or tap with trowel handle to affix tile to base.
  • Mix and apply mortar or cement to edges and ends of drain tiles to seal halves and joints.
  • Remove and replace cracked or damaged tile.