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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
64,370 2.5 % $25.69 $53,440 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.46 $18.07 $23.68 $30.82 $40.43
Annual Wage (2) $30,070 $37,590 $49,250 $64,110 $84,100


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 51,410 6.08 $24.67 $51,310
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,460 0.46 $30.03 $62,450
Building Finishing Contractors 2,450 0.32 $32.95 $68,540
Residential Building Construction 2,370 0.33 $33.27 $69,210
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,520 0.24 $26.61 $55,340

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 51,410 6.08 $24.67 $51,310
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,460 0.46 $30.03 $62,450
Residential Building Construction 2,370 0.33 $33.27 $69,210
Building Finishing Contractors 2,450 0.32 $32.95 $68,540
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,520 0.24 $26.61 $55,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction (8) (8) $38.10 $79,240
Residential Building Construction 2,370 0.33 $33.27 $69,210
Building Finishing Contractors 2,450 0.32 $32.95 $68,540
Local Government (OES Designation) 420 0.01 $31.45 $65,410
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,460 0.46 $30.03 $62,450


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)
New York 6,300 0.69 1.51 $35.57 $73,990
Florida 4,640 0.56 1.23 $17.29 $35,960
California 4,550 0.28 0.62 $29.10 $60,530
Texas 3,740 0.32 0.69 $21.04 $43,770
Pennsylvania 3,150 0.55 1.20 $26.36 $54,820




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 1,390 1.01 2.20 $19.14 $39,820
South Dakota 340 0.81 1.76 $25.26 $52,540
Wyoming 210 0.77 1.69 $26.18 $54,450
Maryland 1,980 0.75 1.64 $20.91 $43,490
Virginia 2,580 0.69 1.50 $23.07 $47,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,650 0.48 1.04 $37.28 $77,540
New York 6,300 0.69 1.51 $35.57 $73,990
Illinois 2,860 0.48 1.06 $35.31 $73,430
Washington 990 0.32 0.71 $35.18 $73,180
Minnesota 1,300 0.46 1.01 $33.36 $69,390





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,350 0.66 1.44 $34.32 $71,380
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.43 0.94 $35.90 $74,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.58 1.27 $24.10 $50,130
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,220 0.67 1.47 $39.03 $81,180
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,180 0.87 1.89 $29.09 $60,510
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,100 0.82 1.78 $21.38 $44,480
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,020 0.35 0.76 $23.10 $48,040
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.79 1.72 $48.04 $99,930
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 990 0.52 1.13 $34.99 $72,790
St. Louis, MO-IL 910 0.67 1.47 $31.84 $66,220




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)
Homosassa Springs, FL 90 2.86 6.25 $15.66 $32,560
New Bedford, MA 130 2.11 4.60 $36.32 $75,550
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 80 1.80 3.93 $26.96 $56,070
Provo-Orem, UT 390 1.77 3.86 $18.80 $39,100
Waco, TX 200 1.74 3.79 $19.58 $40,740
Peoria, IL 290 1.69 3.69 (8) (8)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 210 1.61 3.51 $21.54 $44,800
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 210 1.49 3.25 $17.72 $36,870
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 300 1.43 3.11 $18.55 $38,590
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 390 1.40 3.04 $14.73 $30,630