• Tile and Marble Setters
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 36,550
    $22,790 range bar $111,540
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Tile and marble setters apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks.

What do they typically do

  • Measure and mark surfaces to be tiled following blueprints
  • Cut and shape tile to fit around obstacles and into odd spaces and corners using hand and power cutting tools
  • 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, surface, polish, and install marble and granite, or install pre-cast terrazzo, granite or marble units
  • Align and straighten tile using levels, squares, and straightedges
  • Finish and dress the joints and wipe excess grout from between tiles using damp sponge
  • Lay and set mosaic tiles to create decorative wall, mural, and floor designs

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.6%
Job Opening 122

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
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