Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
163,360 1.6 % $20.23 $42,080 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.28 $14.74 $18.14 $23.93 $31.33
Annual Wage (2) $25,550 $30,660 $37,740 $49,770 $65,160


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 79,860 10.01 $19.71 $41,000
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 29,440 4.75 $19.78 $41,140
Nonresidential Building Construction 15,300 2.11 $21.56 $44,850
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 12,920 4.08 $21.32 $44,350
Residential Building Construction 8,010 1.18 $22.90 $47,630

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 79,860 10.01 $19.71 $41,000
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 29,440 4.75 $19.78 $41,140
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 12,920 4.08 $21.32 $44,350
Nonresidential Building Construction 15,300 2.11 $21.56 $44,850
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 2,770 1.49 $17.20 $35,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) $27.29 $56,770
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,260 0.02 $25.55 $53,140
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 100 0.04 $25.44 $52,920
Elementary and Secondary Schools 100 (7) $25.44 $52,910
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 (7) $25.33 $52,690


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)
California 19,680 1.27 1.07 $23.99 $49,900
Texas 18,620 1.61 1.36 $15.45 $32,140
Florida 11,130 1.40 1.19 $16.41 $34,130
New York 6,320 0.70 0.59 $31.37 $65,240
Pennsylvania 5,240 0.92 0.78 $22.06 $45,880



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 1,800 4.37 3.69 $15.46 $32,160
North Dakota 1,600 3.57 3.01 $19.12 $39,770
Nebraska 2,740 2.88 2.43 $17.17 $35,720
Wyoming 760 2.69 2.27 $19.26 $40,060
Idaho 1,570 2.44 2.06 $16.29 $33,890



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 6,320 0.70 0.59 $31.37 $65,240
Hawaii 780 1.26 1.07 $31.31 $65,120
Alaska 130 0.41 0.34 $29.13 $60,590
Illinois 4,930 0.84 0.71 $28.17 $58,600
New Jersey 2,300 0.59 0.50 $27.37 $56,920




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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,090 1.74 1.47 $15.21 $31,630
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,140 0.64 0.54 $32.77 $68,170
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,630 1.94 1.63 $18.42 $38,300
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,210 1.38 1.16 $15.08 $31,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,140 0.77 0.65 $25.17 $52,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,970 1.23 1.04 $20.96 $43,590
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,940 1.56 1.32 $23.69 $49,270
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,550 1.67 1.41 $25.84 $53,740
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,380 1.73 1.46 $17.91 $37,260
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,200 2.37 2.00 $15.65 $32,550