Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
178,640 1.6 % $21.87 $45,490 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.25 $15.95 $19.54 $25.65 $35.05
Annual Wage (2) $27,550 $33,170 $40,650 $53,360 $72,910


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 88,420 10.06 $21.27 $44,240
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 29,780 4.53 $21.37 $44,440
Nonresidential Building Construction 17,160 2.20 $23.95 $49,820
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 13,220 3.92 $22.53 $46,860
Residential Building Construction 8,500 1.15 $24.20 $50,340

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 88,420 10.06 $21.27 $44,240
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 29,780 4.53 $21.37 $44,440
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 13,220 3.92 $22.53 $46,860
Nonresidential Building Construction 17,160 2.20 $23.95 $49,820
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,490 1.34 $24.29 $50,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,160 0.02 $27.98 $58,190
Real Estate (8) (8) $27.57 $57,340
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 180 0.01 $27.52 $57,230
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 90 (7) $26.42 $54,960
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 140 0.01 $25.07 $52,140


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)
Texas 21,390 1.80 1.44 $16.92 $35,180
California 20,980 1.26 1.00 $25.61 $53,270
Florida 12,850 1.53 1.22 $17.30 $35,990
New York 7,530 0.82 0.65 $35.31 $73,450
Arizona 5,940 2.20 1.75 $19.11 $39,750




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 2,080 4.97 3.96 $17.80 $37,030
Nebraska 3,310 3.41 2.72 $17.73 $36,880
Idaho 2,260 3.29 2.63 $17.63 $36,680
Wyoming 690 2.56 2.05 $19.30 $40,150
North Dakota 1,000 2.40 1.92 $22.18 $46,130




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 7,530 0.82 0.65 $35.31 $73,450
Hawaii 830 1.31 1.05 $34.01 $70,750
Alaska 110 0.35 0.28 $33.22 $69,100
Illinois 5,280 0.89 0.71 $32.58 $67,760
New Jersey 2,980 0.74 0.59 $29.20 $60,740



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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 5,550 0.83 0.66 $37.66 $78,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,490 1.88 1.50 $16.59 $34,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,500 2.27 1.81 $19.16 $39,850
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,810 1.53 1.22 $17.82 $37,070
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 3,460 2.14 1.71 $25.34 $52,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,460 0.78 0.62 $26.98 $56,110
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 3,030 2.10 1.68 $20.71 $43,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,930 1.51 1.21 $25.79 $53,640
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,690 0.73 0.59 $35.77 $74,390
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,650 1.85 1.48 $27.04 $56,240


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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)
Rapid City, SD 440 6.77 5.40 $17.36 $36,120
Sioux Falls, SD 700 4.63 3.69 $18.44 $38,360
Grand Island, NE 160 4.11 3.28 $18.78 $39,070
Lincoln, NE 710 4.02 3.21 $17.73 $36,880
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 570 3.99 3.18 $16.91 $35,160
Provo-Orem, UT 910 3.97 3.17 $18.70 $38,890
Boise City, ID 1,220 3.96 3.16 $17.51 $36,410
Greeley, CO 360 3.73 2.98 $20.24 $42,100
Iowa City, IA 330 3.55 2.83 $19.49 $40,540
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 880 3.52 2.81 $18.33 $38,130