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Plasterers and Stucco Masons

Plasterers and stucco masons apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.

(through 2026)
time commitment
1 Year or Less
average salary
job openings
(through 2026)

what you’ll do

  • Cover surfaces such as windows, doors, or sidewalks to protect from splashing.
  • Mix mortar and plaster to desired consistency or direct workers who perform mixing.
  • Apply coats of plaster or stucco to walls, ceilings, or partitions of buildings, using trowels, brushes, or spray guns.
  • Set up scaffolds

education & training required

On average, 68% had less than a high school diploma or equivalent. Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training.

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