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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
Industry profile for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
Geographic profile for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

National estimates for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
195,580 1.7 % $ 23.74 $ 49,390 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.93 $ 17.70 $ 22.12 $ 28.23 $ 36.49
Annual Wage (2) $ 31,050 $ 36,810 $ 46,000 $ 58,710 $ 75,900


Industry profile for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 95,920 10.38 $ 23.58 $ 49,050
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 34,770 5.00 $ 23.90 $ 49,700
Nonresidential Building Construction 17,300 2.14 $ 25.70 $ 53,460
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 14,930 4.17 $ 23.89 $ 49,680
Residential Building Construction 9,480 1.19 $ 23.96 $ 49,840

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 95,920 10.38 $ 23.58 $ 49,050
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 34,770 5.00 $ 23.90 $ 49,700
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 14,930 4.17 $ 23.89 $ 49,680
Nonresidential Building Construction 17,300 2.14 $ 25.70 $ 53,460
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,570 1.30 $ 25.60 $ 53,250

Top paying industries for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 40 0.03 $ 34.37 $ 71,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises 110 (7) $ 32.94 $ 68,520
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,210 0.02 $ 29.77 $ 61,910
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 90 (7) $ 28.87 $ 60,050
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 70 0.02 $ 27.91 $ 58,060


Geographic profile for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

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





States with the highest employment level in Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 29,520 1.80 1.28 $ 28.34 $ 58,950
Texas 20,980 1.73 1.23 $ 18.90 $ 39,310
Florida 14,390 1.70 1.21 $ 19.13 $ 39,800
Arizona 7,230 2.55 1.81 $ 21.65 $ 45,020
Ohio 5,960 1.16 0.82 $ 25.21 $ 52,440




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 1,750 4.25 3.02 $ 18.06 $ 37,560
Nebraska 3,620 3.84 2.73 $ 20.27 $ 42,170
Utah 5,120 3.44 2.45 $ 21.75 $ 45,250
Idaho 2,180 3.03 2.15 $ 20.58 $ 42,810
Iowa 4,270 2.91 2.07 $ 21.00 $ 43,670




Top paying states for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 690 1.20 0.85 $ 41.70 $ 86,730
Illinois 5,930 1.05 0.75 $ 32.86 $ 68,350
New York 5,100 0.59 0.42 $ 32.16 $ 66,900
Washington 4,950 1.55 1.10 $ 31.43 $ 65,370
Massachusetts 1,520 0.45 0.32 $ 29.01 $ 60,330





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,260 1.42 1.01 $ 29.70 $ 61,770
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,180 2.00 1.42 $ 19.15 $ 39,840
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,970 0.68 0.48 $ 31.85 $ 66,250
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,780 2.74 1.95 $ 22.13 $ 46,030
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,130 1.73 1.23 $ 19.01 $ 39,550
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 4,770 3.20 2.28 $ 28.83 $ 59,970
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,550 1.04 0.74 $ 34.28 $ 71,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,730 1.23 0.88 $ 22.83 $ 47,480
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,080 1.32 0.94 $ 31.24 $ 64,970
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,760 2.12 1.51 $ 18.55 $ 38,580




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. George, UT 590 8.55 6.08 $ 20.92 $ 43,510
Provo-Orem, UT 1,560 6.16 4.38 $ 22.15 $ 46,070
Rapid City, SD 340 5.34 3.80 $ 18.32 $ 38,100
Greeley, CO 530 5.12 3.64 $ 23.64 $ 49,170
Prescott, AZ 310 5.02 3.57 $ 22.01 $ 45,770
Punta Gorda, FL 220 4.77 3.39 $ 20.06 $ 41,720
Merced, CA 330 4.60 3.27 $ 19.73 $ 41,030
Grand Island, NE 170 4.32 3.07 $ 19.71 $ 41,010
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 210 4.23 3.01 $ 18.30 $ 38,070
Manhattan, KS 150 4.14 2.94 $ 21.74 $ 45,220