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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
196,120 1.6 % $23.24 $48,330 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.30 $17.17 $21.54 $27.69 $36.04
Annual Wage (2) $29,750 $35,710 $44,810 $57,600 $74,950


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 94,640 10.11 $22.78 $47,380
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 34,400 4.85 $23.27 $48,390
Nonresidential Building Construction 18,700 2.24 $25.78 $53,620
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 15,020 4.27 $24.10 $50,130
Residential Building Construction 9,560 1.18 $24.57 $51,100

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 94,640 10.11 $22.78 $47,380
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 34,400 4.85 $23.27 $48,390
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 15,020 4.27 $24.10 $50,130
Nonresidential Building Construction 18,700 2.24 $25.78 $53,620
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 1,690 1.37 $24.76 $51,500

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) 1,250 0.02 $28.77 $59,840
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $28.75 $59,800
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing (8) (8) $27.53 $57,260
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 80 (7) $26.97 $56,100
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 190 0.01 $26.69 $55,510


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 28,170 1.62 1.21 $27.54 $57,290
Texas 21,550 1.73 1.30 $18.45 $38,380
Florida 15,340 1.74 1.31 $18.51 $38,510
Arizona 6,510 2.27 1.70 $20.57 $42,780
Ohio 6,390 1.17 0.88 $23.80 $49,500




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 1,840 4.33 3.25 $17.54 $36,480
Nebraska 3,320 3.38 2.53 $19.26 $40,050
Utah 4,660 3.10 2.32 $21.07 $43,830
Idaho 2,150 2.96 2.22 $19.58 $40,720
Iowa 4,170 2.69 2.02 $20.42 $42,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 550 0.87 0.65 $40.86 $84,980
Illinois 5,360 0.89 0.67 $33.09 $68,820
New York 6,000 0.63 0.47 $32.87 $68,370
Washington 4,670 1.41 1.05 $31.86 $66,270
New Jersey 3,170 0.78 0.58 $30.14 $62,680





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,190 1.31 0.98 $27.62 $57,450
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,910 1.89 1.42 $18.88 $39,270
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,790 0.70 0.53 $33.16 $68,970
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,470 1.79 1.34 $18.19 $37,830
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,210 2.45 1.84 $20.84 $43,340
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 4,530 2.94 2.20 $29.26 $60,850
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,110 0.88 0.66 $34.66 $72,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,630 1.14 0.85 $23.09 $48,020
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,240 1.31 0.98 $31.42 $65,350
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,200 1.21 0.91 $19.31 $40,160