In May 2004, median hourly earnings of plasterers and stucco masons were $15.60. The middle 50 percent earned between $12.27 and $20.32. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.80, and the top 10 percent earned more than $26.84.
The median hourly earnings in the largest industries employing plasterers and stucco masons in May 2004 were $15.75 in building finishing contractors, and $14.62 in foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors.
Apprentice wage rates start at about half the rate paid to experienced plasterers and stucco masons. Annual earnings for plasterers and stucco masons and apprentices can be less than the hourly rate would indicate, because poor weather and periodic declines in construction activity can limit work hours.