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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
63,930 2.3 % $26.17 $54,430 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.10 $19.09 $24.49 $30.84 $40.52
Annual Wage (2) $31,400 $39,710 $50,950 $64,140 $84,270


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 49,990 5.48 $25.23 $52,470
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,450 0.43 $32.60 $67,810
Residential Building Construction 2,460 0.32 $31.79 $66,120
Building Finishing Contractors 2,220 0.27 $28.40 $59,070
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,820 0.27 $27.86 $57,950

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 49,990 5.48 $25.23 $52,470
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,450 0.43 $32.60 $67,810
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 260 0.32 $28.41 $59,090
Residential Building Construction 2,460 0.32 $31.79 $66,120
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,820 0.27 $27.86 $57,950

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 100 (7) $38.58 $80,250
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,450 0.43 $32.60 $67,810
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 380 0.01 $31.92 $66,390
Residential Building Construction 2,460 0.32 $31.79 $66,120
Building Equipment Contractors 160 0.01 $31.13 $64,750


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 5,600 0.60 1.35 $37.28 $77,540
Florida 4,520 0.53 1.19 $18.61 $38,710
Texas 4,030 0.33 0.75 $22.32 $46,420
Pennsylvania 3,560 0.61 1.38 $26.30 $54,710
California 3,340 0.20 0.44 $28.79 $59,880




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 2,270 1.56 3.54 $19.14 $39,820
Montana 380 0.82 1.86 $21.84 $45,420
Maryland 2,030 0.76 1.71 $24.11 $50,150
Virginia 2,880 0.75 1.70 $21.80 $45,350
South Dakota 290 0.68 1.53 $25.01 $52,020




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 5,600 0.60 1.35 $37.28 $77,540
Illinois 2,840 0.47 1.07 $35.82 $74,500
New Jersey 1,300 0.32 0.73 $34.29 $71,320
Massachusetts 1,340 0.37 0.85 $33.98 $70,680
Washington 1,050 0.32 0.73 $33.30 $69,260





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 4,870 0.51 1.16 $39.23 $81,600
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,630 0.57 1.28 $35.27 $73,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,490 0.79 1.80 $24.09 $50,110
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,480 0.76 1.71 $30.53 $63,490
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,300 0.46 1.03 $29.87 $62,140
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,130 0.57 1.30 $26.63 $55,400
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 980 0.36 0.81 $34.79 $72,370
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 950 0.32 0.72 $22.96 $47,750
Provo-Orem, UT 940 3.86 8.74 $18.31 $38,070
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 910 0.26 0.58 $22.49 $46,780




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)
The Villages, FL 310 11.23 25.43 $16.83 $35,000
Provo-Orem, UT 940 3.86 8.74 $18.31 $38,070
New Bedford, MA 140 2.09 4.72 $33.36 $69,390
Lancaster, PA 490 2.00 4.52 $23.18 $48,210
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 60 1.61 3.65 $27.69 $57,590
Janesville-Beloit, WI 100 1.56 3.53 $30.49 $63,410
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 410 1.53 3.46 $18.53 $38,540
Pocatello, ID 50 1.49 3.37 $23.73 $49,350
Waco, TX 170 1.46 3.29 $22.92 $47,670
Greeley, CO 150 1.44 3.26 $27.24 $56,670