Plasterer and Stucco Mason Profile and Description

Plasterer and Stucco Masons, people who have the duty of building, fastening and applying exterior, interior wall coatings. This is carried out on both commercial buildings as well as residential buildings. Plasterers need to exhibit their functionality largely for they have to deal with a number of matters like fireproofing or sound dampening though often it is done just for decorative purpose only. The duties and responsibilities of plasterers and stucco masons are as follows.

Plasterer and Stucco Mason Duties And Responsibilities

  • Putting on plaster to the interior walls to shape surfaces which makes them resistant to fire and sound.
  • Applying plaster over drywall for making the texture develop a smooth finish.
  • Installing over the exterior walls prefab insulation systems thereby providing excellent insulation.
  • Applying plaster to exterior surfaces and applying different techniques while working with types of plaster.
  • Creating the interior surfaces which are decorative in nature.
  • Using different kinds of tools for carrying out their work with finesse.

Plasterer and Stucco Mason Skills and Specifications

  • Good physical strength and stamina
  • Adequate amount of creativity
  • Good supervisory skills
  • Great managerial skills
  • Good communicative abilities

Plasterer and Stucco Mason Education and Qualifications

  • Training in this craft through apprenticeship or an informal program.
  • There are many technical and vocational schools which offer training.

Plasterer and Stucco Mason Salary

Median salary for these individuals in 2008 was $18.01 per hour. However, their wages often fluctuate in relation to the state, economy, the industry in which they are working etc.