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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
173,920 1.5 % $21.02 $43,720 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.79 $15.35 $18.84 $24.72 $32.92
Annual Wage (2) $26,590 $31,920 $39,180 $51,430 $68,470


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 87,370 10.34 $20.59 $42,820
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 29,530 4.61 $20.41 $42,450
Nonresidential Building Construction 15,830 2.09 $22.81 $47,450
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 13,310 4.06 $21.70 $45,140
Residential Building Construction 7,900 1.10 $21.67 $45,080

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 87,370 10.34 $20.59 $42,820
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 29,530 4.61 $20.41 $42,450
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 13,310 4.06 $21.70 $45,140
Nonresidential Building Construction 15,830 2.09 $22.81 $47,450
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 2,560 1.33 $18.43 $38,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 100 (7) $33.33 $69,330
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,200 0.02 $26.05 $54,190
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 100 (7) $25.53 $53,110
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 130 (7) $24.71 $51,410
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 150 0.01 $24.49 $50,940


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 20,310 1.27 1.03 $24.42 $50,790
Texas 19,800 1.69 1.36 $16.28 $33,850
Florida 11,360 1.38 1.12 $16.50 $34,320
New York 7,630 0.84 0.68 $32.30 $67,190
Arizona 5,860 2.21 1.78 $18.63 $38,760




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 1,950 4.67 3.77 $17.11 $35,590
Nebraska 3,030 3.13 2.53 $17.31 $36,000
North Dakota 1,270 2.98 2.41 $20.29 $42,190
Wyoming 800 2.89 2.34 $19.35 $40,250
Idaho 1,800 2.72 2.19 $17.17 $35,720




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 130 0.39 0.32 $32.43 $67,450
Hawaii 950 1.50 1.21 $32.35 $67,290
New York 7,630 0.84 0.68 $32.30 $67,190
Illinois 4,570 0.77 0.62 $30.18 $62,780
New Jersey 2,820 0.71 0.58 $27.83 $57,890





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 5,480 0.83 0.67 $33.65 $69,990
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,990 1.70 1.37 $16.23 $33,760
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,500 2.33 1.88 $18.68 $38,850
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,520 1.45 1.17 $16.47 $34,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,380 0.80 0.65 $26.64 $55,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,130 1.26 1.01 $22.29 $46,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,020 1.58 1.28 $25.35 $52,730
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 2,600 2.65 2.14 $16.70 $34,730
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,470 1.75 1.41 $19.79 $41,170
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,440 1.56 1.26 $23.95 $49,810