Plasterers and Stucco Masons

Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.

Median Annual Wage: $37,550

Education: Less than high school diploma (68%); High school diploma or equivalent (28%); Post-secondary certificate (3%)

Projected Growth: Faster than average (15% to 21%)

Related Job Titles: Applicator; Plasterer; Plasterer Foreman; Plasterer Journeyman; Artisan Plasterer; Plaster Mechanic; Plastering Contractor; Plaster and Stucco Worker; Plaster Applicator; Plaster Foreman

Browse Job Listings

Browse Schools

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Plasterers and Stucco Masons.

More Construction and Extraction Careers

  • Clean job sites.
  • Mix mortar and plaster to desired consistency or direct workers who perform mixing.
  • Determine materials needed to complete the job and place orders accordingly.
  • Set up scaffolds.
  • Apply coats of plaster or stucco to walls, ceilings, or partitions of buildings, using trowels, brushes, or spray guns.
  • Apply weatherproof, decorative coverings to exterior surfaces of buildings, such as by troweling or spraying on coats of stucco.
  • Clean and prepare surfaces for applications of plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials, such as by drywall taping.
  • Create decorative textures in finish coat, using brushes or trowels, sand, pebbles, or stones.
  • Apply insulation to building exteriors by installing prefabricated insulation systems over existing walls or by covering the outer wall with insulation board, reinforcing mesh, and a base coat.
  • Rough the undercoat surface with a scratcher so the finish coat will adhere.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Plasterers and Stucco Masons.

  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Plasterers and Stucco Masons.

Search Local Job Listings