Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

Smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete, such as floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, or curbs using a variety of hand and power tools. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters; patch voids; and use saws to cut expansion joints. 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)
140,950 1.7 % $18.89 $39,290 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.12 $13.51 $17.04 $22.60 $30.48
Annual Wage (2) $23,130 $28,110 $35,450 $47,010 $63,400


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 65,690 9.21 $18.48 $38,430
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 27,470 5.12 $18.96 $39,440
Nonresidential Building Construction 13,620 2.05 $20.08 $41,770
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 11,620 3.82 $19.87 $41,320
Residential Building Construction 5,620 0.95 $19.47 $40,500

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 65,690 9.21 $18.48 $38,430
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 27,470 5.12 $18.96 $39,440
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 11,620 3.82 $19.87 $41,320
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 3,940 2.20 $16.00 $33,290
Nonresidential Building Construction 13,620 2.05 $20.08 $41,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) $28.10 $58,440
Metal Ore Mining 50 0.15 $24.55 $51,070
State Government (OES Designation) 70 (7) $24.44 $50,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 160 0.01 $23.50 $48,870
Local Government (OES Designation) 930 0.02 $22.93 $47,690


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)
Texas 15,580 1.54 1.39 $13.86 $28,830
California 14,930 1.07 0.96 $23.74 $49,370
Florida 7,950 1.12 1.01 $15.27 $31,750
Illinois 7,130 1.29 1.16 $26.43 $54,970
Arizona 5,250 2.22 2.00 $17.03 $35,430




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)
South Dakota 1,320 3.42 3.08 $14.20 $29,530
Wyoming 770 2.85 2.57 $17.18 $35,740
North Dakota 940 2.64 2.38 $16.37 $34,050
Nebraska 2,280 2.53 2.28 $15.27 $31,770
Iowa 3,230 2.24 2.02 $16.42 $34,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 240 0.79 0.72 $31.37 $65,260
Hawaii 610 1.07 0.97 $29.21 $60,750
New York 4,410 0.53 0.48 $27.52 $57,240
Illinois 7,130 1.29 1.16 $26.43 $54,970
California 14,930 1.07 0.96 $23.74 $49,370

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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,730 1.89 1.71 $14.22 $29,590
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,270 1.21 1.09 $27.95 $58,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,870 2.30 2.07 $17.22 $35,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,210 1.40 1.26 $18.12 $37,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,700 0.71 0.64 $23.24 $48,350
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,600 1.30 1.17 $13.22 $27,490
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,500 0.50 0.45 $29.95 $62,300
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,420 2.12 1.91 $22.86 $47,550
Denver-Aurora, CO 2,350 1.99 1.79 $18.06 $37,570
San Antonio, TX 1,910 2.30 2.07 $13.75 $28,600




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)
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 210 4.75 4.28 $17.28 $35,940
Waco, TX 410 4.11 3.71 $12.96 $26,950
Naples-Marco Island, FL 450 4.09 3.68 $14.91 $31,020
Fargo, ND-MN 470 3.99 3.60 $16.35 $34,010
Pueblo, CO 220 3.94 3.55 $16.98 $35,330
Victoria, TX 170 3.75 3.38 $12.28 $25,550
Sioux Falls, SD 500 3.74 3.37 $15.73 $32,720
Rapid City, SD 200 3.43 3.09 $15.25 $31,730
Ames, IA 130 3.33 3.00 $16.00 $33,280
Greeley, CO 250 3.29 2.97 $15.88 $33,030




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)
Bloomington-Normal, IL 200 2.33 2.11 $33.48 $69,640
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 770 0.64 0.57 $31.49 $65,500
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 200 0.54 0.49 $30.89 $64,250
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 120 0.74 0.67 $30.52 $63,470
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,500 0.50 0.45 $29.95 $62,300
Anchorage, AK 170 1.03 0.93 $29.88 $62,150
Honolulu, HI 460 1.09 0.98 $29.02 $60,360
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 130 1.37 1.23 $28.81 $59,920
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 60 0.43 0.39 $28.68 $59,650
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,270 1.21 1.09 $27.95 $58,140

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 740 3.40 3.06 $16.22 $33,730
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 620 1.63 1.47 $13.57 $28,220
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 470 1.72 1.56 $13.33 $27,740
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 450 2.62 2.36 $16.14 $33,560
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 430 3.57 3.22 $12.26 $25,490

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)
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 250 5.07 4.57 $17.58 $36,570
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 390 3.93 3.54 $14.90 $30,990
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 430 3.57 3.22 $12.26 $25,490
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 170 3.57 3.22 $16.82 $34,990
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 740 3.40 3.06 $16.22 $33,730

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 160 1.04 0.94 $29.75 $61,870
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 180 1.34 1.20 $27.13 $56,430
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 0.47 $26.48 $55,070
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.10 $52,220
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 0.31 $24.62 $51,210


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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