Wall and Floor Tiler

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A wall and floor tiler covers walls and floors, indoors – for example bathrooms and kitchens, as well as commercial and leisure premises. Materials include marble, granite, stone, glass, ceramic and plastic.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

There is a minimum wage for apprentices in Scotland. As of June 2022, the Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) rates for a 4-year apprenticeship based on a 39-hour week are:

Year 1 – £219.87 (£5.64 an hour)
Year 2 – £292.61 (£7.50 an hour)
Year 3 – £367.02 (£9.41 an hour)
Year 4 – £367.02 (£9.41 an hour) (without SVQ Level 2)
Year 4 – £388.21 (£9.95 an hour) (with SVQ Level 2).

Please note these rates may vary if the Apprentice is 21 years old or over and has completed the first year of their apprenticeship. National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) will apply.

A newly qualified wall and floor tiler can earn around £12.00 to £16.00 an hour. Experienced wall and floor tilers can around £25 an hour or more. You can earn extra through overtime, bonuses and shift allowances.


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Getting In

There are vacancies with wall and floor tiling contractors and in small tiling firms, some of which do specialist artistic work. There are occasional vacancies with large building contractors.

What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:


Getting On

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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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