Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
135,330 1.7 % $18.93 $39,370 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.15 $13.56 $17.11 $22.44 $30.10
Annual Wage (2) $23,180 $28,200 $35,600 $46,680 $62,600


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 61,700 9.10 $18.46 $38,400
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 26,720 5.00 $18.90 $39,300
Nonresidential Building Construction 13,970 2.15 $20.37 $42,360
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 11,580 3.90 $19.94 $41,470
Residential Building Construction 5,730 0.99 $18.78 $39,070

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 61,700 9.10 $18.46 $38,400
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 26,720 5.00 $18.90 $39,300
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 11,580 3.90 $19.94 $41,470
Nonresidential Building Construction 13,970 2.15 $20.37 $42,360
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 3,240 1.90 $15.31 $31,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 160 0.01 $23.21 $48,280
Local Government (OES Designation) 980 0.02 $22.21 $46,190
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 (7) $22.11 $46,000
Utility System Construction 2,670 0.67 $21.17 $44,040
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,070 1.10 $21.08 $43,850


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 15,110 1.47 1.39 $13.89 $28,900
California 13,680 0.97 0.92 $23.63 $49,140
Florida 8,180 1.14 1.08 $15.13 $31,460
Illinois 7,030 1.26 1.20 $26.14 $54,380
Pennsylvania 5,210 0.94 0.89 $19.73 $41,040




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 1,270 3.24 3.07 $14.27 $29,690
North Dakota 1,130 3.04 2.88 $16.35 $34,010
Nebraska 2,320 2.56 2.43 $15.25 $31,720
Wyoming 640 2.34 2.21 $17.67 $36,750
Iowa 3,250 2.24 2.13 $16.57 $34,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 260 0.82 0.78 $31.93 $66,420
New York 4,360 0.52 0.49 $28.76 $59,820
Hawaii 620 1.07 1.01 $28.24 $58,740
Illinois 7,030 1.26 1.20 $26.14 $54,380
New Jersey 1,750 0.46 0.44 $23.90 $49,710





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 4,610 1.81 1.71 $13.78 $28,660
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,470 1.25 1.18 $26.83 $55,800
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,570 2.10 1.99 $18.04 $37,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,730 1.34 1.27 $13.46 $27,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,530 1.10 1.04 $18.92 $39,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,240 0.59 0.56 $23.54 $48,960
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,230 0.44 0.42 $29.30 $60,940
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,210 1.93 1.83 $23.64 $49,170
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,210 1.84 1.74 $17.51 $36,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,030 1.19 1.13 $22.38 $46,540




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)
Pueblo, CO 250 4.58 4.34 $18.52 $38,530
Fargo, ND-MN 520 4.28 4.05 $16.54 $34,410
Ames, IA 160 4.11 3.90 $13.27 $27,590
Naples-Marco Island, FL 450 4.07 3.85 $14.02 $29,150
Sioux Falls, SD 520 3.83 3.63 $15.84 $32,950
St. George, UT 170 3.68 3.49 $16.33 $33,960
Bismarck, ND 200 3.25 3.08 $16.50 $34,330
Alexandria, LA 190 3.01 2.85 (8) (8)
Rapid City, SD 170 2.98 2.83 $14.38 $29,910
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 130 2.95 2.80 $17.91 $37,240