Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing
SOC: 51-9195.03

Description:

Cut or carve stone according to diagrams and patterns.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
41,400 employed

Projected (2024):
38,900 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Carver
  • Chiseler
  • Cutter
  • Decorator
  • Dresser
  • Fabricator
  • Foot Caster
  • Granite Cutter
  • Granite Fabricator
  • Granite Worker
  • Hand Stonecutter
  • Internal Carver
  • Marble Carver
  • Marble Cutter
  • Monument Letterer
  • Polisher
  • Sandblast Carver
  • Sandblaster
  • Slab Worker
  • Statue Carver
  • Stone Carver
  • Stone Cutter
  • Stone Decorator
  • Stone Dresser
  • Stone Fabricator
  • Stone Sandblaster
  • Stoneworker
  • Tombstone Carver
  • Vault Maker


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Carve designs or figures in full or bas relief on stone, employing knowledge of stone carving techniques and sense of artistry to produce carvings consistent with designers' plans.
  • Verify depths and dimensions of cuts or carvings to ensure adherence to specifications, blueprints, or models, using measuring instruments.
  • Lay out designs or dimensions from sketches or blueprints on stone surfaces, by freehand or by transferring them from tracing paper, using scribes or chalk and measuring instruments.
  • Study artistic objects or graphic materials, such as models, sketches, or blueprints, to plan carving or cutting techniques.
  • Drill holes and cut or carve moldings and grooves in stone, according to diagrams and patterns.
  • Shape, trim, or touch up roughed-out designs with appropriate tools to finish carvings.
  • Select chisels, pneumatic or surfacing tools, or sandblasting nozzles and determine sequence of use.
  • Move fingers over surfaces of carvings to ensure smoothness of finish.
  • Carve rough designs freehand or by chipping along marks on stone, using mallets and chisels or pneumatic tools.
  • Guide nozzles over stone, following stencil outlines, or chip along marks to create designs or to work surfaces down to specified finishes.
  • Cut, shape, and finish rough blocks of building or monumental stone, according to diagrams or patterns.
  • Smooth surfaces of carvings, using rubbing stones.
  • Remove or add stencils during blasting to create differing cut depths, intricate designs, or rough, pitted finishes.
  • Copy drawings on rough clay or plaster models.
  • Load sandblasting equipment with abrasives, attach nozzles to hoses, and turn valves to admit compressed air and activate jets.
  • Dress stone surfaces, using bushhammers.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Air compressors
  • Blow torches
  • Bush hammers
  • Bushing chisels
  • Cold chisels
  • Combination squares
  • Computer terminals
  • Computerized numerical control CNC routers
  • Computerized numerical control CNC water jet cutters
  • Criss-cross chisels
  • Cup chisels
  • Design stencils
  • Desktop computers
  • Dial calipers
  • Flat chisels
  • Frosting chisels
  • Granite saws
  • Hammer drills
  • Layout compasses
  • Lump hammers
  • Mallets
  • Pneumatic chisels
  • Pneumatic hammers
  • Point chisels
  • Polishing machines
  • Power buffers
  • Power drills
  • Power grinders
  • Power sanders
  • Power saws
  • Precision files
  • Precision levels
  • Precision rulers
  • Protective ear muffs
  • Protective respirators
  • Rasps
  • Rondel chisels
  • Rubbing stones
  • Safety glasses
  • Safety gloves
  • Sandblasters
  • Scribers
  • Stone saws
  • Straightedges
  • Tooth chisels
  • Variable speed routers
  • Vixen files
  • Inventory control software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Timekeeping software


  • production


    industry stats

    SOC: 51-0000

    Total Employed: 9,073,290

    Average Annual Salary: $36,220