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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
Industry profile for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
Geographic profile for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

National estimates for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
186,600 1.5 % $ 24.47 $ 50,900 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.20 $ 18.19 $ 22.76 $ 28.70 $ 36.74
Annual Wage (2) $ 31,610 $ 37,840 $ 47,340 $ 59,690 $ 76,410


Industry profile for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 96,040 10.29 $ 24.19 $ 50,320
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 31,800 4.45 $ 24.31 $ 50,560
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 15,480 4.36 $ 26.61 $ 55,350
Nonresidential Building Construction 14,880 1.91 $ 26.69 $ 55,510
Residential Building Construction 8,000 0.95 $ 24.30 $ 50,550

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 96,040 10.29 $ 24.19 $ 50,320
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 31,800 4.45 $ 24.31 $ 50,560
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 15,480 4.36 $ 26.61 $ 55,350
Nonresidential Building Construction 14,880 1.91 $ 26.69 $ 55,510
Residential Building Construction 8,000 0.95 $ 24.30 $ 50,550

Top paying industries for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services (8) (8) $ 41.66 $ 86,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises 180 0.01 $ 33.28 $ 69,220
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $ 30.28 $ 62,970
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 90 (7) $ 29.48 $ 61,310
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,210 0.02 $ 28.44 $ 59,160


Geographic profile for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

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



Map of employment of cement masons and concrete finishers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 23,670 1.43 1.08 $ 29.16 $ 60,650
Texas 18,630 1.52 1.15 $ 20.29 $ 42,200
Florida 13,200 1.53 1.16 $ 19.21 $ 39,950
Illinois 6,430 1.14 0.86 $ 34.78 $ 72,350
Arizona 6,350 2.20 1.66 $ 22.78 $ 47,370


Map of location quotient of cement masons and concrete finishers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 3,770 3.93 2.97 $ 21.26 $ 44,210
South Dakota 1,570 3.72 2.81 $ 19.12 $ 39,780
Idaho 2,610 3.45 2.60 $ 20.63 $ 42,910
North Dakota 1,120 2.84 2.15 $ 22.76 $ 47,330
Utah 4,200 2.70 2.04 $ 23.16 $ 48,170


Map of annual mean wages of cement masons and concrete finishers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 770 1.41 1.06 $ 36.82 $ 76,580
Massachusetts 1,990 0.59 0.44 $ 36.80 $ 76,550
Illinois 6,430 1.14 0.86 $ 34.78 $ 72,350
New York 5,470 0.63 0.48 $ 33.99 $ 70,700
Alaska 70 0.25 0.19 $ 32.86 $ 68,340



Map of employment of cement masons and concrete finishers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,430 1.12 0.85 $ 28.88 $ 60,070
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,660 1.95 1.47 $ 20.84 $ 43,340
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,520 0.64 0.48 $ 35.07 $ 72,940
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,830 2.28 1.72 $ 23.24 $ 48,330
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,780 1.13 0.85 $ 35.98 $ 74,840
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,770 1.33 1.00 $ 21.01 $ 43,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,820 1.30 0.98 $ 23.81 $ 49,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,710 2.42 1.83 $ 27.03 $ 56,230
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,910 1.99 1.50 $ 25.64 $ 53,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,820 1.09 0.82 $ 23.49 $ 48,870


Map of location quotient of cement masons and concrete finishers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. George, UT 440 5.77 4.35 $ 22.81 $ 47,440
Merced, CA 390 5.41 4.09 $ 23.05 $ 47,950
Greeley, CO 430 4.22 3.19 $ 23.59 $ 49,070
Rapid City, SD 270 4.13 3.12 $ 19.66 $ 40,880
Lincoln, NE 700 4.09 3.09 $ 20.71 $ 43,070
Sioux Falls, SD 630 4.08 3.08 $ 19.33 $ 40,210
Provo-Orem, UT 1,100 4.02 3.03 $ 22.61 $ 47,040
Fargo, ND-MN 530 3.91 2.95 $ 23.65 $ 49,200
Boise City, ID 1,310 3.85 2.91 $ 20.76 $ 43,170
Coeur d'Alene, ID 250 3.82 2.89 $ 20.78 $ 43,230