FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.
APPLY NOW
Apply Now
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Your search has been saved!

Become A Tile Layer Helper

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Tile Layer Helper

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Getting Information
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Deal with People

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $51,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Tile Layer Helper Do

Construction laborers and helpers perform many tasks that require physical labor on construction sites.

Duties

Construction laborers and helpers typically do the following:

  • Clean and prepare construction sites by removing debris and possible hazards
  • Load or unload building materials to be used in construction
  • Build or take apart bracing, scaffolding, and temporary structures
  • Dig trenches, backfill holes, or compact earth to prepare for construction
  • Operate or tend equipment and machines used in construction
  • Follow construction plans and instructions from supervisors or more experienced workers
  • Assist craftworkers with their duties

Construction laborers and helpers work on almost all construction sites, performing a wide range of tasks varying in complexity from very easy to extremely difficult and hazardous. Although many of the tasks they perform require some training and experience, most tasks can be learned quickly. 

Construction laborers, are also referred to as construction craft laborers, perform a wide variety of construction-related activities during all phases of construction. Many laborers spend their time preparing and cleaning up construction sites, using tools such as shovels and brooms. Other workers, for example, those on road crews, may specialize and learn to control traffic patterns and operate pavement breakers, jackhammers, earth tampers, or surveying equipment.

With special training, laborers may help transport and use explosives or run hydraulic boring machines to dig out tunnels. They may learn to use lasers to place pipes and to use computers to control robotic pipe cutters. They may become certified to remove asbestos, lead, or chemicals.

Helpers assist construction craftworkers, such as electricians and carpenters, with a variety of tasks. They may carry tools and materials or help set up equipment. For example, many helpers work with cement masons to move and set the forms that determine the shape of poured concrete. Many other helpers assist with taking apart equipment, cleaning up sites, and disposing of waste, as well as helping with any other needs of craftworkers.

Many construction trades have helpers who assist craftworkers. The following trades have associated helpers:

  • Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons, and tile and marble setters
  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters
  • Roofers

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Tile Layer Helper

Construction laborers and helpers learn their trade through on-the-job training (OJT). The length of training depends on the employer and the specialization. Formal education is not typically required.

Education

Although formal education is not typically required, high school classes in mathematics, blueprint reading, welding, and other vocational subjects can be helpful.

To receive further education, some workers attend a trade school or community college.

Training

Construction laborers and helpers learn through OJT after being hired by a construction contractor. Workers typically gain experience by performing tasks under the guidance of experienced workers.

Although the majority of construction laborers and helpers learn by assisting experienced workers, some construction laborers opt for apprenticeship programs. Programs generally include 2 to 4 years of technical instruction and OJT. The Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) requires a minimum of 4,000 hours of OJT, accompanied by 300 hours of related instruction in such areas as signaling, blueprint reading, using proper tools and equipment, and following health and safety procedures. The remainder of the curriculum consists of specialized training in one of these eight areas:

  • Building construction
  • Demolition and deconstruction
  • Environmental remediation
  • Road and utility construction
  • Tunneling
  • Masonry
  • Landscaping
  • Pipeline construction

Several groups, including unions and contractor associations, sponsor apprenticeship programs, which usually have only a basic age qualification—age 18 or older—for entrance. Apprentices must obtain a high school diploma or equivalent before completing their apprenticeship. Some apprenticeship programs have preferred entry for veterans.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Laborers who remove hazardous materials (hazmat) must meet the federal and state requirements for hazardous materials removal workers.

Depending on the work they do, laborers may need specific certifications, which may be attained through LIUNA. Rigging and scaffold building are commonly attained certifications. Certification can help workers prove that they have the knowledge to perform more complex tasks.

Advancement

Through experience and training, construction laborers and helpers can advance into positions that involve more complex tasks. For example, laborers may earn certifications in welding, erecting scaffolding, or finishing concrete, and then spend more time performing those activities. Similarly, helpers sometimes move into construction craft occupations after gaining experience in the field. For example, experience as an electrician’s helper may lead to becoming an apprentice electrician.

Important Qualities

Color vision. Construction laborers and helpers may need to be able to distinguish colors to do their job. For example, an electrician’s helper must be able to distinguish different colors of wire to help the lead electrician.

Math skills. Construction laborers and some helpers need to perform basic math calculations while measuring on jobsites or assisting a surveying crew.

Mechanical skills. Construction laborers are frequently required to operate and maintain equipment, such as jackhammers.

Physical stamina. Construction laborers and helpers must have the endurance to perform strenuous tasks throughout the day. Highway laborers, for example, spend hours on their feet—often in hot temperatures—with few breaks.

Physical strength. Construction laborers and helpers must often lift heavy materials or equipment. For example, cement mason helpers must move cinder blocks, which typically weigh more than 40 pounds each.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Tile Layer Helper?

Send To A Friend

Tile Layer Helper Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Do you work as a Tile Layer Helper?

Help others decide if this is a good career for them

Average Length of Employment
Tile Mechanic 4.9 years
Tile Setter 4.0 years
Tile Installer 3.8 years
Layer 2.8 years
Mason Helper 2.4 years
Tile Conduit Layer 2.3 years
Tile Layer Helper 2.0 years
Helper 1.7 years
Top Careers Before Tile Layer Helper
Cashier 14.2%
Cook 8.1%
Helper 6.5%
Painter 5.8%
Assistant 3.8%
Technician 3.5%
Server 3.5%
Landscaper 3.5%
Manager 3.1%
Top Careers After Tile Layer Helper
Tile Setter 11.0%
Cook 6.1%
Helper 5.3%
Technician 4.9%
Prep Cook 4.5%
Painter 4.5%
Assembler 4.2%
Server 4.2%
Cashier 4.2%
Welder 3.8%
Installer 3.4%
Landscaper 3.4%

Do you work as a Tile Layer Helper?

Average Yearly Salary
$51,000
View Detailed Salary Report
$23,000
Min 10%
$51,000
Median 50%
$51,000
Median 50%
$51,000
Median 50%
$51,000
Median 50%
$51,000
Median 50%
$51,000
Median 50%
$51,000
Median 50%
$113,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Tradesmen International
Highest Paying City
Highest Paying State
Minnesota
Avg Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does a Tile Layer Helper make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Tile Layer Helper in the United States is $51,503 per year or $25 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $23,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $113,000.

Real Tile Layer Helper Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Tile and Stone Setting Helper Tiles By Giuseppe Bonaiuto LLC NY Jun 08, 2016 $41,740
Layer Helper Mohawk Construction, LLC. CO Mar 01, 2014 $29,761
Layer Helper Global Labor Services, LLC. LA May 01, 2014 $29,343
Layer Helper Jag Premier, Inc. LA Mar 01, 2014 $27,736
Layer Helper Jag Premier, Inc. LA May 01, 2014 $27,736
Layer Helper Giannico Corp. TX Apr 28, 2014 $27,152
Layer Helper Axis Industries, Inc. Colorado Springs, CO Apr 01, 2016 $27,048
Layer Helper Axis Industries, Inc. CO Mar 01, 2015 $27,006
Layer Helper Mohawk Construction, LLC. Denver, CO Apr 01, 2016 $26,630
Layer Helper Axis Industries, Inc. CO Apr 16, 2014 $25,858
Layer Helper La Jomac Group, Inc. LA Mar 01, 2014 $25,774
Layer Helper Gallo Group, Inc. LA Jun 10, 2014 $25,774
Layer Helper Elite International Co. LA May 01, 2014 $25,774
Layer Helper La Jomac Group, Inc. LA May 01, 2014 $25,774
Helpers--Brickmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile The Gallegos Corporation-Colorado CO Apr 01, 2013 $24,877

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

See More Salaries

How Would You Rate The Salary Of a Tile Layer Helper?

Have you worked as a Tile Layer Helper? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as a Tile Layer Helper.

Top Skills for A Tile Layer Helper

  1. Bathroom Items
  2. Job Site
  3. Thin Set
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assist with carrying all material onto job site and get things set up for the day.
  • Assist tile setters in making tile cuts, thin set, and moving material.
  • Installed ceramic tile in bathrooms, rooms, hallways.
  • Help with customer service needs for tile repair and warranty.
  • Do demo work to get ready for tile to be placed.

Tile Layer Helper Demographics

Gender

Male

83.9%

Unknown

10.1%

Female

6.0%
Ethnicity

White

57.1%

Hispanic or Latino

23.6%

Black or African American

10.8%

Asian

5.2%

Unknown

3.3%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

90.0%

Russian

10.0%

Tile Layer Helper Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.9%

Fresno City College

8.3%

Houston Community College

8.3%

Bucks County Community College

5.6%

San Joaquin Valley College

5.6%

Waukesha County Technical College

5.6%

Truckee Meadows Community College

5.6%

Rock Valley College

5.6%

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

5.6%

Columbia Basin College

5.6%

Lincoln College of New England

5.6%

ITT Technical Institute-San Bernardino

2.8%

Martinez Adult Education

2.8%

High-Tech Institute - Atlanta

2.8%

Suffolk County Community College

2.8%

Daytona State College

2.8%

Colorado College

2.8%

Diesel Driving Academy

2.8%

Central Georgia Technical College

2.8%

Hanford Adult School

2.8%
Show More
Majors

Business

25.4%

General Studies

10.5%

Criminal Justice

7.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

5.3%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

5.3%

Graphic Design

4.4%

Culinary Arts

3.5%

Precision Metal Working

3.5%

Finance

3.5%

Medical Assisting Services

3.5%

Computer Science

3.5%

Heating And Air Conditioning

3.5%

Automotive Technology

3.5%

Psychology

2.6%

Elementary Education

2.6%

Plant Sciences

2.6%

Computer Information Systems

2.6%

Civil Engineering

2.6%

Accounting

2.6%

Management

1.8%
Show More
Degrees

Other

56.3%

Associate

16.5%

Bachelors

13.1%

Certificate

10.2%

Diploma

2.8%

Masters

0.6%

Doctorate

0.6%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

How Would You Rate Working As a Tile Layer Helper?

Are you working as a Tile Layer Helper? Help us rate Tile Layer Helper as a Career.

Top Tile Layer Helper Employers

Jobs From Top Tile Layer Helper Employers

Related to your recently viewed content