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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 32025$30.24/hr$23.78/hr$23.99/hr$30.94/hr$34.97/hr$39.33/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$22.10/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 20$22.14/hr7.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$22.33/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$24.65/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 30$21.44/hr12.9%
Southeast Balance of State 30$22.68/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 40$23.57/hr11.2%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$23.15/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 90$23.39/hr13.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 320$30.94/hr10.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 380$28.46/hrN/A
Minnesota 530$24.59/hr11.4%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 830$24.07/hr3.9%
Sheet Metal Workers 2,910$31.63/hr4.1%
Upholsterers 290$19.54/hrN/A
Carpet Installers 610$23.21/hr-6.8%
Glaziers 600$28.46/hr5.7%
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 220$34.46/hrN/A
Furniture Finishers 180$19.32/hr8.6%
Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons N/AN/AN/A
Carpenters 17,130$29.41/hr1.3%
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 1,370$39.00/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.