Marble Setter

Cut, tool, and set marble slabs in floors and walls of buildings.
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Salary Range
$24,000 – $61,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Marble Setters do?

Cuts, tools, and sets marble slabs in floors and walls of buildings and repairs and polishes slab previously set in buildings: Trims, faces, and cuts marble to specified size, using power sawing, cutting, and facing equipment and handtools. Drills holes in slab and attaches bracket. Spreads mortar on bottom of slab and on sides of adjacent slabs. Sets block in position, tamps it into place, and anchors bracket attachment with wire. Fills joints with grout. Removes excess grout from marble with sponge. Cleans and bevels cracks or chips on slabs, using handtools and power tools. Heats cracked or chipped area with blowtorch and fills defect with composition mastic that matches grain of marble. Polishes marble and other ornamental stone to high luster, using power tools or by hand.

Should I be a Marble Setter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.

  • Also known as: Alberene-Stone Setter, Artificial-Stone Setter, Curb Setter, Curbstone Setter, Flagsetter, Granite Setter

    How to become a Marble Setter

    Most Marble Setters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%2870%25%29|certificate+%2830%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,70,70
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