Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons

Lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures. Excludes "Stonemasons" (47-2022). Installers of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units are classified in "Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers" (37-3011).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
68,520 2.3 % $24.09 $50,110 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.84 $17.48 $22.56 $29.66 $37.80
Annual Wage (2) $28,790 $36,360 $46,930 $61,700 $78,630


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 51,540 7.23 $23.43 $48,740
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,970 0.75 $25.94 $53,960
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 2,420 0.45 $28.04 $58,320
Residential Building Construction 2,320 0.39 $21.51 $44,740
Employment Services 370 0.01 $22.61 $47,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 51,540 7.23 $23.43 $48,740
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,970 0.75 $25.94 $53,960
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 240 0.59 $19.39 $40,340
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 2,420 0.45 $28.04 $58,320
Residential Building Construction 2,320 0.39 $21.51 $44,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 360 0.01 $30.28 $62,980
Building Finishing Contractors (8) (8) $29.63 $61,630
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 2,420 0.45 $28.04 $58,320
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 160 0.19 $26.33 $54,760
Services to Buildings and Dwellings (8) (8) $26.16 $54,420


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 6,340 0.76 1.41 $28.60 $59,480
Texas 6,020 0.60 1.11 $18.96 $39,440
California 4,140 0.30 0.55 $27.66 $57,530
Pennsylvania 4,050 0.74 1.37 $23.45 $48,770
Illinois 4,020 0.73 1.35 $33.38 $69,440




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 450 1.01 1.88 $25.77 $53,600
Wyoming 260 0.97 1.81 $20.22 $42,070
Maryland 2,270 0.92 1.71 $22.85 $47,530
Utah 920 0.80 1.49 $24.30 $50,530
Indiana 2,170 0.80 1.48 $23.64 $49,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,260 0.41 0.75 $38.78 $80,660
Illinois 4,020 0.73 1.35 $33.38 $69,440
Hawaii 220 0.39 0.72 $30.75 $63,960
Minnesota 1,210 0.47 0.88 $30.55 $63,530
New Jersey 2,090 0.55 1.03 $29.87 $62,140

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,720 0.75 1.38 $30.44 $63,320
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,740 0.77 1.44 $35.24 $73,310
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,910 0.77 1.42 $20.31 $42,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,460 0.64 1.18 $22.70 $47,210
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.96 1.79 $29.31 $60,970
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,110 0.90 1.66 $21.74 $45,220
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.60 1.11 $29.34 $61,030
Pittsburgh, PA 990 0.91 1.68 $21.35 $44,400
St. Louis, MO-IL 870 0.69 1.29 $28.34 $58,940
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 860 0.52 0.96 $40.58 $84,400




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. George, UT 110 2.35 4.37 $24.18 $50,300
Lancaster, PA 470 2.11 3.91 $22.00 $45,770
New Bedford, MA 130 2.09 3.87 $34.45 $71,650
Palm Coast, FL 30 2.02 3.75 $15.14 $31,490
Greenville, NC 130 1.87 3.47 $16.43 $34,180
Waco, TX 180 1.86 3.45 $19.08 $39,680
Lynchburg, VA 180 1.84 3.42 $20.15 $41,920
Hot Springs, AR 70 1.83 3.40 $19.52 $40,600
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 430 1.66 3.08 $22.23 $46,230
Owensboro, KY 70 1.60 2.96 $22.60 $47,010




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 860 0.52 0.96 $40.58 $84,400
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.24 0.44 $40.39 $84,000
St. Joseph, MO-KS 50 1.02 1.89 $37.30 $77,590
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $36.97 $76,900
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 350 0.94 1.74 $36.30 $75,500
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 90 0.66 1.22 $36.16 $75,220
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,740 0.77 1.44 $35.24 $73,310
Stockton, CA 60 0.28 0.53 $35.07 $72,930
New Bedford, MA 130 2.09 3.87 $34.45 $71,650
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 280 0.55 1.02 $33.89 $70,490

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 350 1.21 2.24 $12.48 $25,960
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 300 1.26 2.34 $17.12 $35,610
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 230 0.87 1.62 $21.06 $43,800
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.87 1.60 $19.27 $40,070
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 200 0.94 1.75 $24.04 $50,010

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 160 2.24 4.15 $20.57 $42,780
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 60 1.65 3.06 $23.71 $49,310
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 120 1.60 2.96 $19.99 $41,580
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 170 1.46 2.71 $21.30 $44,310
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 1.43 2.66 $16.43 $34,180

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 0.59 $32.88 $68,390
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 0.76 $32.84 $68,300
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area 130 0.87 1.62 $28.38 $59,040
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 190 1.10 2.03 $27.98 $58,200
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 1.11 2.07 $27.83 $57,880


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011