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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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. Excludes "Stonemasons" (47-2022). 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)
60,650 2.4 % $27.15 $56,470 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.86 $19.96 $25.53 $31.90 $42.00
Annual Wage (2) $32,980 $41,520 $53,100 $66,360 $87,360


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 47,610 5.09 $26.61 $55,340
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,520 0.42 $32.63 $67,860
Building Finishing Contractors 2,040 0.24 $29.92 $62,230
Residential Building Construction 1,700 0.21 $29.41 $61,160
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,300 0.18 $27.37 $56,940

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 47,610 5.09 $26.61 $55,340
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,520 0.42 $32.63 $67,860
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 210 0.24 $32.02 $66,590
Building Finishing Contractors 2,040 0.24 $29.92 $62,230
Residential Building Construction 1,700 0.21 $29.41 $61,160

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 90 (7) $39.70 $82,570
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 30 0.05 $35.34 $73,510
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 390 0.01 $33.23 $69,120
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,520 0.42 $32.63 $67,860
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 210 0.24 $32.02 $66,590


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)
Florida 4,270 0.49 1.18 $19.49 $40,540
Texas 4,250 0.34 0.83 $23.42 $48,710
New York 4,170 0.44 1.06 $36.41 $75,720
Pennsylvania 3,560 0.60 1.46 $27.09 $56,350
California 3,260 0.19 0.45 $34.03 $70,780




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)
Utah 1,690 1.12 2.72 $21.76 $45,260
Montana 400 0.84 2.05 $21.43 $44,580
Minnesota 2,150 0.74 1.80 $30.89 $64,250
Virginia 2,620 0.68 1.64 $22.26 $46,310
Maryland 1,830 0.68 1.64 $24.71 $51,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 2,810 0.47 1.13 $37.84 $78,700
New York 4,170 0.44 1.06 $36.41 $75,720
New Jersey 1,120 0.27 0.66 $35.25 $73,320
Massachusetts 1,410 0.39 0.94 $35.16 $73,130
Alaska 40 0.14 0.33 $35.05 $72,910





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 3,690 0.38 0.92 $38.29 $79,640
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,710 0.58 1.40 $37.73 $78,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,290 0.72 1.74 $24.80 $51,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,620 0.82 1.99 $31.68 $65,890
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,490 0.75 1.82 $28.53 $59,340
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,360 0.37 0.90 $23.85 $49,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,340 0.44 1.06 $22.29 $46,370
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,330 0.46 1.12 $30.90 $64,270
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,040 0.37 0.90 $36.32 $75,540
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 990 0.80 1.93 $19.63 $40,830




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Provo-Orem, UT 800 3.13 7.59 $21.59 $44,910
Lancaster, PA 490 1.97 4.77 $24.11 $50,150
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 90 1.59 3.86 $25.60 $53,250
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 240 1.58 3.82 $19.92 $41,430
Bloomington, IN 110 1.55 3.74 $23.19 $48,230
Janesville-Beloit, WI 100 1.54 3.73 $27.82 $57,870
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 410 1.50 3.64 $19.20 $39,940
Ocala, FL 160 1.49 3.61 $19.73 $41,040
Waco, TX 170 1.45 3.52 $23.39 $48,640
Pocatello, ID 50 1.38 3.35 $28.06 $58,370