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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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. Installers of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units are classified in “Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers” (37-3011). Excludes “Stonemasons” (47-2022).


National estimates for Brickmasons and Blockmasons
Industry profile for Brickmasons and Blockmasons
Geographic profile for Brickmasons and Blockmasons

National estimates for Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
55,950 3.2 % $ 29.53 $ 61,430 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.84 $ 22.65 $ 28.53 $ 36.57 $ 46.52
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,100 $ 47,110 $ 59,340 $ 76,070 $ 96,750


Industry profile for Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 42,950 4.60 $ 28.76 $ 59,820
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,540 0.45 $ 35.89 $ 74,640
Building Finishing Contractors 2,360 0.29 $ 36.13 $ 75,150
Residential Building Construction 1,840 0.22 $ 28.26 $ 58,770
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,400 0.20 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 42,950 4.60 $ 28.76 $ 59,820
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,540 0.45 $ 35.89 $ 74,640
Building Finishing Contractors 2,360 0.29 $ 36.13 $ 75,150
Residential Building Construction 1,840 0.22 $ 28.26 $ 58,770
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,400 0.20 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 2,360 0.29 $ 36.13 $ 75,150
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 400 0.01 $ 35.93 $ 74,740
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,540 0.45 $ 35.89 $ 74,640
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 150 0.04 $ 34.05 $ 70,830
Employment Services (8) (8) $ 32.18 $ 66,920


Geographic profile for Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

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



Map of employment of brickmasons and blockmasons by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 5,680 0.66 1.65 $ 37.45 $ 77,890
Florida 4,350 0.51 1.27 $ 20.60 $ 42,850
Texas 3,980 0.33 0.82 $ 23.18 $ 48,210
Illinois 3,500 0.62 1.57 $ 40.50 $ 84,230
California 3,090 0.19 0.47 $ 33.84 $ 70,400


Map of location quotient of brickmasons and blockmasons by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 2,630 0.70 1.77 $ 24.87 $ 51,740
Missouri 1,840 0.67 1.70 $ 28.88 $ 60,080
Utah 1,030 0.66 1.67 $ 24.77 $ 51,520
New York 5,680 0.66 1.65 $ 37.45 $ 77,890
Wyoming 170 0.66 1.65 $ 28.12 $ 58,490


Map of annual mean wages of brickmasons and blockmasons by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,720 0.51 1.28 $ 43.44 $ 90,360
New Jersey 1,070 0.28 0.70 $ 42.27 $ 87,930
Illinois 3,500 0.62 1.57 $ 40.50 $ 84,230
Hawaii 160 0.30 0.75 $ 38.26 $ 79,590
New York 5,680 0.66 1.65 $ 37.45 $ 77,890



Map of employment of brickmasons and blockmasons by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

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 5,020 0.58 1.46 $ 40.00 $ 83,200
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,760 0.65 1.64 $ 40.99 $ 85,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,650 0.56 1.41 $ 27.72 $ 57,650
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,570 0.44 1.10 $ 23.83 $ 49,560
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,260 0.49 1.23 $ 46.15 $ 95,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,110 0.42 1.05 $ 33.57 $ 69,830
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,090 0.38 0.95 $ 23.08 $ 48,010
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,020 0.56 1.42 $ 35.73 $ 74,330
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 930 0.38 0.95 $ 21.32 $ 44,350
St. Louis, MO-IL 890 0.70 1.76 $ 32.09 $ 66,760


Map of location quotient of brickmasons and blockmasons by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Peoria, IL 350 2.24 5.65 $ 36.20 $ 75,300
Homosassa Springs, FL 60 1.83 4.61 $ 19.70 $ 40,970
Provo-Orem, UT 430 1.58 3.99 $ 25.09 $ 52,190
St. George, UT 110 1.49 3.75 $ 21.56 $ 44,830
Ocala, FL 150 1.38 3.48 $ 19.70 $ 40,970
Waco, TX 160 1.36 3.44 $ 22.88 $ 47,600
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 200 1.36 3.43 $ 21.47 $ 44,670
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 360 1.34 3.37 $ 21.47 $ 44,660
Decatur, IL 50 1.11 2.78 $ 44.56 $ 92,670
Bloomington, IN 70 1.09 2.75 $ 26.67 $ 55,470


Map of annual mean wages of brickmasons and blockmasons by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,260 0.49 1.23 $ 46.15 $ 95,980
Decatur, IL 50 1.11 2.78 $ 44.56 $ 92,670
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 50 0.40 1.00 $ 42.95 $ 89,340
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,760 0.65 1.64 $ 40.99 $ 85,250
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,020 0.58 1.46 $ 40.00 $ 83,200
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.25 0.62 $ 37.93 $ 78,890
Rockford, IL 60 0.49 1.23 $ 37.89 $ 78,810
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.20 0.50 $ 37.44 $ 77,880
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 110 0.11 0.27 $ 37.41 $ 77,810
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 600 0.31 0.78 $ 37.28 $ 77,550

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 170 0.53 1.34 $ 26.17 $ 54,440
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.42 1.06 $ 28.03 $ 58,310
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 140 0.57 1.43 $ 24.43 $ 50,810
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.92 2.32 $ 27.09 $ 56,340
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.82 2.06 $ 25.25 $ 52,520

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 1.12 2.82 $ 22.39 $ 46,580
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 50 0.96 2.42 $ 25.16 $ 52,340
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.92 2.32 $ 27.09 $ 56,340
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 100 0.85 2.14 $ 23.79 $ 49,470
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 0.84 2.11 $ 26.82 $ 55,780

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.67 1.68 $ 38.98 $ 81,080
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 1.41 $ 38.11 $ 79,260
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.59 1.48 $ 35.65 $ 74,160
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.80 2.01 $ 33.87 $ 70,450
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 0.98 $ 32.29 $ 67,150


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