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What Do Tile and Marble Setter Do?

Tile and Marble Setter Job Description Apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks.

List of Tile and Marble Setter Job Duties

  • Mix and apply mortar or cement to edges and ends of drain tiles to seal halves and joints.
  • Install and anchor fixtures in designated positions, using hand tools.
  • Measure and mark surfaces to be tiled, following blueprints.
  • Cut, surface, polish, and install marble and granite or install pre-cast terrazzo, granite or marble units.
  • Cut and shape tile to fit around obstacles and into odd spaces and corners, using hand and power cutting tools.
  • Brush glue onto manila paper on which design has been drawn and position tiles, finished side down, onto paper.

Things a Tile and Marble Setter Should Know How to Do

Below is a list of the skills most Tile and Marble Setters say are important on the job.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Mathematics: Using mathematics to solve problems.

Time Management: Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

  • Granite Installer
  • Marble Finisher
  • Floor Tiling Professional
  • Mosaic Layer
  • Marble Installer

Job Outlook for Tile and Marble Setters

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 58,300 jobs in the United States for Tile and Marble Setter. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 9.8% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 5,700 new jobs for Tile and Marble Setter by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 5,700 job openings in this field each year.

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The states with the most job growth for Tile and Marble Setter are Utah, Idaho, and Florida. Watch out if you plan on working in Mississippi, Maine, or Alaska. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Average Tile and Marble Setters Salary

Tile and Marble Setters make between $24,920 and $72,490 a year.

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Tile and Marble Setters who work in Hawaii, New York, or Washington, make the highest salaries.

How much do Tile and Marble Setters make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $39,050
Arizona $45,220
Arkansas $36,400
California $50,820
Colorado $41,790
Connecticut $52,280
Delaware $34,620
Florida $36,680
Georgia $33,000
Hawaii $65,070
Idaho $36,550
Illinois $49,810
Indiana $39,740
Iowa $43,390
Kansas $49,670
Kentucky $41,020
Louisiana $35,230
Maine $37,650
Maryland $42,670
Massachusetts $54,460
Michigan $46,610
Minnesota $50,510
Mississippi $42,760
Missouri $52,970
Montana $38,850
Nebraska $35,700
Nevada $45,190
New Hampshire $52,590
New Jersey $64,740
New Mexico $38,640
New York $56,500
North Carolina $42,580
Ohio $46,060
Oklahoma $36,510
Oregon $49,090
Pennsylvania $54,900
Rhode Island $36,680
South Carolina $38,310
South Dakota $36,140
Tennessee $38,190
Texas $32,600
Utah $43,550
Virginia $43,880
Washington $51,750
West Virginia $41,930
Wisconsin $45,890
Wyoming $53,670

Tools & Technologies Used by Tile and Marble Setters

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Tile and Marble Setters:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Salesforce software
  • Microsoft operating system
  • Measure Square FloorEstimate Pro
  • Aya Associates Comp-U-Floor
  • EasyCAD Iris 2D
  • TileGem

How do I Become a Tile and Marble Setter?

Are there Tile and Marble Setters education requirements?

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How Long Does it Take to Become a Tile and Marble Setter?

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Who Employs Tile and Marble Setters?

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The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.

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Those thinking about becoming a Tile and Marble Setter might also be interested in the following careers:

Those who work as a Tile and Marble Setter sometimes switch careers to one of these choices:

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