Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
141,910 1.7 % $19.52 $40,610 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.55 $13.93 $17.37 $23.04 $31.57
Annual Wage (2) $24,020 $28,980 $36,130 $47,930 $65,680


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 66,700 9.35 $18.89 $39,300
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 25,710 4.64 $19.12 $39,770
Nonresidential Building Construction 14,030 2.11 $21.42 $44,560
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 11,800 3.95 $21.25 $44,210
Residential Building Construction 7,280 1.22 $20.72 $43,100

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 66,700 9.35 $18.89 $39,300
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 25,710 4.64 $19.12 $39,770
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 11,800 3.95 $21.25 $44,210
Nonresidential Building Construction 14,030 2.11 $21.42 $44,560
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 3,370 1.96 $15.93 $33,130

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) $27.07 $56,310
State Government (OES Designation) 90 (7) $25.83 $53,730
Elementary and Secondary Schools 100 (7) $25.44 $52,910
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 530 0.03 $25.27 $52,570
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80 (7) $25.21 $52,440


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 15,590 1.43 1.33 $14.26 $29,660
California 15,210 1.03 0.97 $24.73 $51,430
Florida 10,220 1.37 1.28 $15.82 $32,910
Illinois 6,010 1.05 0.98 $28.13 $58,510
Pennsylvania 5,620 1.00 0.94 $21.28 $44,260




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)
North Dakota 1,540 3.64 3.40 $17.63 $36,680
South Dakota 1,370 3.40 3.18 $14.69 $30,550
Wyoming 700 2.52 2.36 $18.07 $37,580
Nebraska 2,260 2.44 2.28 $16.38 $34,070
Utah 2,840 2.29 2.14 $15.74 $32,740




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 4,700 0.54 0.51 $31.60 $65,720
Hawaii 680 1.14 1.06 $31.35 $65,200
Alaska 210 0.66 0.62 $31.21 $64,920
Illinois 6,010 1.05 0.98 $28.13 $58,510
New Jersey 1,770 0.46 0.43 $26.55 $55,220





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 4,200 1.52 1.42 $14.26 $29,660
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,940 1.06 0.99 $30.46 $63,370
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,180 1.79 1.67 $18.30 $38,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,060 1.29 1.21 $19.88 $41,350
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,880 1.34 1.25 $14.50 $30,160
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,260 1.76 1.64 $17.61 $36,620
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,170 1.49 1.39 $25.67 $53,390
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,060 1.79 1.67 $16.90 $35,160
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,030 0.39 0.36 $35.10 $73,000
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,030 1.69 1.58 $26.18 $54,460