Ringa Tiri Porokere

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Bricklayers lay bricks, concrete blocks and tiles to construct or repair buildings, walls, arches, chimneys or paved areas.


New or unqualified bricklayers usually earn

$16-$20 per hour

Highly experienced bricklayers may earn

$35-$40 per hour

Source: Census, 2013 and Careers New Zealand research, 2016

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a bricklayer are good due to the building boom.
An apprentice using a spirit level while building a block wall

Bricklayers may work with brick or concrete blocks

Last updated 30 May 2017