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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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. Installers of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units are classified in "Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers" (37-3011). Excludes "Stonemasons" (47-2022).


National estimates for Brickmasons and Blockmasons
Industry profile for Brickmasons and Blockmasons
Geographic profile for Brickmasons and Blockmasons

National estimates for Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
59,940 2.7 % $ 28.09 $ 58,420 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.47 $ 20.78 $ 26.48 $ 33.39 $ 42.97
Annual Wage (2) $ 34,250 $ 43,220 $ 55,080 $ 69,440 $ 89,380


Industry profile for Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 46,920 5.08 $ 27.84 $ 57,910
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,240 0.40 $ 32.37 $ 67,320
Residential Building Construction 2,170 0.27 $ 29.31 $ 60,960
Building Finishing Contractors 1,960 0.24 $ 29.19 $ 60,710
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,630 0.23 $ 26.63 $ 55,390

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 46,920 5.08 $ 27.84 $ 57,910
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,240 0.40 $ 32.37 $ 67,320
Residential Building Construction 2,170 0.27 $ 29.31 $ 60,960
Building Finishing Contractors 1,960 0.24 $ 29.19 $ 60,710
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,630 0.23 $ 26.63 $ 55,390

Top paying industries for Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 110 0.03 $ 36.53 $ 75,990
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 380 0.01 $ 34.65 $ 72,060
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 40 0.03 $ 34.15 $ 71,030
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 30 0.06 $ 33.69 $ 70,080
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,240 0.40 $ 32.37 $ 67,320


Geographic profile for Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

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





States with the highest employment level in Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 5,100 0.60 1.40 $ 20.57 $ 42,790
Texas 4,790 0.40 0.92 $ 23.19 $ 48,240
New York 4,390 0.50 1.17 $ 35.03 $ 72,860
California 3,170 0.19 0.45 $ 36.67 $ 76,280
Pennsylvania 3,140 0.57 1.32 $ 28.32 $ 58,910




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 920 0.97 2.25 $ 24.36 $ 50,670
Utah 1,180 0.79 1.84 $ 25.00 $ 52,000
Maryland 1,840 0.73 1.69 $ 24.94 $ 51,880
Missouri 1,920 0.71 1.65 $ 32.74 $ 68,100
Wyoming 180 0.69 1.60 $ 25.16 $ 52,330




Top paying states for Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,340 0.40 0.93 $ 41.65 $ 86,630
Illinois 2,820 0.50 1.16 $ 40.10 $ 83,400
New Jersey 830 0.22 0.51 $ 39.48 $ 82,120
Washington 1,210 0.38 0.88 $ 37.03 $ 77,030
Rhode Island 140 0.32 0.74 $ 36.91 $ 76,760





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,350 0.38 0.88 $ 36.86 $ 76,670
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,460 0.56 1.31 $ 40.55 $ 84,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,150 0.71 1.65 $ 25.25 $ 52,520
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,590 0.44 1.03 $ 23.35 $ 48,570
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,500 0.84 1.95 $ 28.53 $ 59,340
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,440 0.48 1.12 $ 22.30 $ 46,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,360 0.51 1.17 $ 32.16 $ 66,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,170 0.63 1.46 $ 35.79 $ 74,440
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,160 0.46 1.07 $ 23.86 $ 49,630
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,080 0.83 1.93 $ 35.97 $ 74,810




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Provo-Orem, UT 600 2.36 5.47 $ 24.80 $ 51,590
Waco, TX 230 2.00 4.64 $ 23.63 $ 49,160
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 290 2.00 4.64 $ 20.47 $ 42,580
Pocatello, ID 60 1.89 4.39 $ 29.07 $ 60,470
New Bedford, MA 110 1.87 4.33 $ 28.37 $ 59,010
Lancaster, PA 430 1.85 4.29 $ 26.11 $ 54,310
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 430 1.66 3.84 $ 20.13 $ 41,870
Ocala, FL 160 1.53 3.56 $ 19.92 $ 41,440
Jefferson City, MO 100 1.45 3.35 $ 30.43 $ 63,290
Bloomington, IN 100 1.41 3.27 $ 24.45 $ 50,870




Top paying metropolitan areas for Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Duluth, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 43.57 $ 90,610
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 160 0.31 0.72 $ 43.41 $ 90,290
Pittsfield, MA 40 1.03 2.38 $ 43.30 $ 90,070
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,080 0.41 0.96 $ 43.26 $ 89,990
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 80 0.28 0.65 $ 41.42 $ 86,140
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,460 0.56 1.31 $ 40.55 $ 84,350
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 750 0.38 0.89 $ 39.92 $ 83,040
Syracuse, NY 110 0.38 0.89 $ 38.68 $ 80,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 670 0.11 0.27 $ 38.44 $ 79,960
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 280 0.51 1.17 $ 38.10 $ 79,250

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 290 0.95 2.19 $ 21.42 $ 44,560
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 160 1.00 2.32 $ 32.49 $ 67,580
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 160 1.16 2.68 $ 23.54 $ 48,970
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 150 0.62 1.44 $ 25.18 $ 52,380
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 150 0.83 1.92 $ 31.77 $ 66,090

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 90 1.55 3.59 $ 23.27 $ 48,390
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 160 1.16 2.68 $ 23.54 $ 48,970
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 1.13 2.63 $ 28.52 $ 59,330
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 160 1.00 2.32 $ 32.49 $ 67,580
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 0.95 2.22 $ 20.77 $ 43,200

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.80 1.85 $ 38.55 $ 80,190
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 110 0.85 1.98 $ 35.73 $ 74,330
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 0.68 $ 34.18 $ 71,100
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 0.81 $ 34.15 $ 71,030
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 0.70 $ 32.81 $ 68,230


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021