The plasterer is indispensible to most building sites – making walls and ceilings smooth and ready for decorating.
- Newly trained plasterers can earn in the region of £12,000 - £16,000
- Trained with experience plasterers can earn in the region of £16,000 - £28,000
- Senior/master crafts plasterers can earn in the region of £29,000 - £32,000
Salaries depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do. Self-employed plasterers set their own pay rates.
Qualifications and Training
There are no set qualifications to become a plasterer, but employers usually expect four GCSE's grades A* - C, or the Scottish or Welsh equivalent.
A common way into plastering is through an apprenticeship scheme with a plastering firm. The range of apprenticeships available in your area will depend on the local jobs market and the types of skills employers need from their workers.
If you cannot get on to an apprenticeship, there are college courses where you can study a qualification such as Level 1,2 & 3 Diploma in Plastering.