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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

47-2022 Stonemasons

Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.


National estimates for Stonemasons
Industry profile for Stonemasons
Geographic profile for Stonemasons

National estimates for Stonemasons:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Stonemasons:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
9,000 6.8 % $ 24.12 $ 50,170 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Stonemasons:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.51 $ 18.17 $ 22.89 $ 28.55 $ 36.51
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,180 $ 37,790 $ 47,610 $ 59,380 $ 75,940


Industry profile for Stonemasons:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Stonemasons are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Stonemasons, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Stonemasons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 5,400 0.58 $ 25.54 $ 53,110
Building Finishing Contractors 1,100 0.14 $ 22.77 $ 47,370
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 740 0.19 $ 18.71 $ 38,920
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 520 0.02 $ 22.04 $ 45,840
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 420 0.06 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Stonemasons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 5,400 0.58 $ 25.54 $ 53,110
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 740 0.19 $ 18.71 $ 38,920
Building Finishing Contractors 1,100 0.14 $ 22.77 $ 47,370
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 420 0.06 (8) (8)
Residential Building Construction 390 0.05 $ 20.12 $ 41,860

Top paying industries for Stonemasons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 5,400 0.58 $ 25.54 $ 53,110
Nonresidential Building Construction 90 0.01 $ 24.57 $ 51,110
Building Finishing Contractors 1,100 0.14 $ 22.77 $ 47,370
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 520 0.02 $ 22.04 $ 45,840
Residential Building Construction 390 0.05 $ 20.12 $ 41,860


Geographic profile for Stonemasons:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Stonemasons are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Stonemasons, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of stonemasons by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Stonemasons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,330 0.08 1.26 $ 29.82 $ 62,030
Massachusetts 630 0.19 2.92 $ 22.68 $ 47,170
Utah 600 0.39 6.04 $ 20.84 $ 43,340
Nevada 510 0.40 6.19 $ 20.69 $ 43,040
Colorado 450 0.17 2.67 $ 24.60 $ 51,160


Map of location quotient of stonemasons by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Stonemasons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 510 0.40 6.19 $ 20.69 $ 43,040
Utah 600 0.39 6.04 $ 20.84 $ 43,340
Vermont 80 0.30 4.69 $ 28.13 $ 58,510
Montana 100 0.21 3.24 $ 26.14 $ 54,360
Massachusetts 630 0.19 2.92 $ 22.68 $ 47,170


Map of annual mean wages of stonemasons by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Stonemasons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $ 36.97 $ 76,910
Washington (8) (8) (8) $ 31.57 $ 65,670
California 1,330 0.08 1.26 $ 29.82 $ 62,030
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $ 29.15 $ 60,640
Vermont 80 0.30 4.69 $ 28.13 $ 58,510



Map of employment of stonemasons by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Stonemasons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 460 0.08 1.27 $ 27.64 $ 57,480
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 430 0.47 7.31 $ 19.92 $ 41,430
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 370 0.14 2.27 $ 22.27 $ 46,330
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 350 0.12 1.89 $ 27.40 $ 56,990
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 220 0.12 1.90 $ 19.76 $ 41,090
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 210 0.12 1.85 (8) (8)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 200 0.14 2.13 $ 25.86 $ 53,780
Provo-Orem, UT 190 0.69 10.87 $ 20.95 $ 43,580
Salt Lake City, UT 180 0.24 3.79 $ 22.54 $ 46,880
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 160 0.13 1.98 $ 23.80 $ 49,510


Map of location quotient of stonemasons by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Provo-Orem, UT 190 0.69 10.87 $ 20.95 $ 43,580
New Bedford, MA 40 0.59 9.22 $ 27.77 $ 57,760
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 430 0.47 7.31 $ 19.92 $ 41,430
Salem, OR 50 0.29 4.50 $ 22.00 $ 45,750
Stockton-Lodi, CA 70 0.26 4.09 $ 29.49 $ 61,350
Salt Lake City, UT 180 0.24 3.79 $ 22.54 $ 46,880
Reno, NV 60 0.24 3.72 $ 25.50 $ 53,040
Salisbury, MD-DE 40 0.23 3.60 $ 19.70 $ 40,970
Wichita, KS 50 0.17 2.60 $ 26.29 $ 54,690
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 370 0.14 2.27 $ 22.27 $ 46,330


Map of annual mean wages of stonemasons by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Stonemasons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 60 0.01 0.22 $ 35.05 $ 72,900
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 100 0.10 1.64 $ 32.61 $ 67,830
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $ 32.04 $ 66,650
Stockton-Lodi, CA 70 0.26 4.09 $ 29.49 $ 61,350
New Bedford, MA 40 0.59 9.22 $ 27.77 $ 57,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 460 0.08 1.27 $ 27.64 $ 57,480
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (8) (8) (8) $ 27.45 $ 57,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 350 0.12 1.89 $ 27.40 $ 56,990
Kansas City, MO-KS 90 0.09 1.41 $ 27.10 $ 56,360
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (8) (8) (8) $ 26.67 $ 55,460

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Stonemasons:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.76 11.89 $ 24.12 $ 50,160
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 6.11 $ 24.44 $ 50,840

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Stonemasons:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.76 11.89 $ 24.12 $ 50,160
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 6.11 $ 24.44 $ 50,840

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Stonemasons:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 6.11 $ 24.44 $ 50,840
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 90 0.76 11.89 $ 24.12 $ 50,160
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 23.05 $ 47,940


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022