Mosaic Worker

Cut, shape, and set blocks of colored glasses, marbles, or ceramic tiles.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $69,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Mosaic Workers do?

Cuts, shapes, and sets blocks of colored glass, enamel, marble, or ceramic tile for installation on walls, ceilings, or panels or for use as table tops or decorative screens, according to specifications: Brushes glue over surface of manila paper on which sections of design have been drawn in reverse, according to full-size drawings and tile charts. Selects color and type of tile specified for section according to tile charts. Cuts or breaks tile to shape and size, using hand-cutters and hammer. Positions tile, finished-side down, on glue-covered paper, using fingers or tweezers. Applies completed tile sections to surface previously covered with mastic cement and removes manila paper. Applies colored cement grout to seal joints of tile after section has been installed and washes surface with damp cloth. May apply tile to wall, ceiling, or panels on which design has been drawn.

Should I be a Mosaic Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Marble Worker, Mosaic Floor Layer, Mosaic Layer

    How to become a Mosaic Worker

    Most Mosaic Workers 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:a9maaa&chl=|no+college+%2883%25%29|certificate+%2817%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,83
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