Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
186,400 1.6 % $22.76 $47,350 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.83 $16.61 $20.67 $27.03 $36.17
Annual Wage (2) $28,780 $34,550 $43,000 $56,230 $75,220


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 91,930 10.07 $22.29 $46,350
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 30,850 4.50 $22.06 $45,890
Nonresidential Building Construction 17,060 2.11 $25.49 $53,030
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 13,640 3.98 $23.91 $49,720
Residential Building Construction 9,950 1.28 $24.29 $50,520

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 91,930 10.07 $22.29 $46,350
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 30,850 4.50 $22.06 $45,890
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 13,640 3.98 $23.91 $49,720
Nonresidential Building Construction 17,060 2.11 $25.49 $53,030
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,700 1.45 $23.40 $48,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 170 0.01 $31.41 $65,330
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 250 0.02 $28.32 $58,900
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,210 0.02 $27.98 $58,190
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $27.21 $56,600
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services (8) (8) $26.74 $55,610


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 24,370 1.43 1.11 $27.35 $56,890
Texas 21,640 1.79 1.39 $17.67 $36,760
Florida 13,640 1.58 1.23 $17.64 $36,690
New York 6,800 0.72 0.56 $34.91 $72,610
Arizona 6,590 2.36 1.83 $20.07 $41,750




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 2,070 4.90 3.80 $17.97 $37,380
Nebraska 3,170 3.25 2.52 $18.38 $38,220
Idaho 2,250 3.19 2.48 $18.13 $37,700
Utah 3,580 2.46 1.91 $19.74 $41,070
Arizona 6,590 2.36 1.83 $20.07 $41,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 870 1.36 1.05 $36.39 $75,680
New York 6,800 0.72 0.56 $34.91 $72,610
Illinois 5,740 0.96 0.74 $32.55 $67,700
Alaska 160 0.50 0.39 $32.16 $66,890
Washington 3,900 1.20 0.93 $29.37 $61,090





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,740 0.81 0.63 $34.72 $72,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,410 1.21 0.94 $28.11 $58,460
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,340 2.06 1.60 $18.22 $37,900
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,230 2.54 1.98 $20.15 $41,900
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,140 1.72 1.34 $17.36 $36,120
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,420 0.95 0.74 $33.51 $69,690
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,670 2.46 1.91 $28.81 $59,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,670 1.17 0.91 $23.00 $47,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,230 1.65 1.28 $26.03 $54,140
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,200 1.32 1.03 $29.45 $61,260