Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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. Excludes "Stonemasons" (47-2022). 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)
57,090 2.4 % $24.22 $50,370 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.93 $17.33 $22.33 $29.76 $37.47
Annual Wage (2) $28,980 $36,050 $46,440 $61,910 $77,950


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 42,730 6.21 $23.51 $48,910
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,190 0.64 $27.84 $57,910
Building Finishing Contractors 2,900 0.46 $26.80 $55,750
Residential Building Construction 2,270 0.40 $22.41 $46,610
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,600 0.30 $28.10 $58,440

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 42,730 6.21 $23.51 $48,910
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,190 0.64 $27.84 $57,910
Building Finishing Contractors 2,900 0.46 $26.80 $55,750
Residential Building Construction 2,270 0.40 $22.41 $46,610
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,600 0.30 $28.10 $58,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 330 0.01 $29.23 $60,800
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,600 0.30 $28.10 $58,440
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,190 0.64 $27.84 $57,910
Local Government (OES Designation) 410 0.01 $27.42 $57,030
Building Finishing Contractors 2,900 0.46 $26.80 $55,750


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)
New York 4,920 0.58 1.32 $32.44 $67,470
Texas 4,920 0.47 1.06 $19.06 $39,650
Ohio 3,170 0.63 1.43 $23.62 $49,130
California 3,130 0.22 0.50 $28.65 $59,600
Pennsylvania 2,910 0.52 1.18 $24.05 $50,030




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)
Maryland 2,440 0.97 2.22 $19.23 $40,010
Wyoming 250 0.89 2.03 $22.76 $47,350
Missouri 1,940 0.74 1.70 $28.18 $58,620
Indiana 2,060 0.73 1.67 $23.32 $48,500
South Dakota 290 0.72 1.65 $21.33 $44,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,230 0.38 0.87 $37.12 $77,200
New York 4,920 0.58 1.32 $32.44 $67,470
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $31.64 $65,820
Illinois 2,780 0.49 1.13 $30.80 $64,070
New Jersey 1,780 0.47 1.07 $30.76 $63,980





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,820 0.55 1.25 $33.82 $70,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.78 1.78 $21.02 $43,720
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,750 0.48 1.10 $32.06 $66,680
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,530 0.58 1.32 $21.26 $44,230
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,180 0.94 2.14 $18.26 $37,980
St. Louis, MO-IL 900 0.70 1.61 $31.13 $64,750
Pittsburgh, PA 840 0.74 1.70 $23.09 $48,030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 780 0.37 0.85 $17.02 $35,410
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 720 0.84 1.92 $16.76 $34,860
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 720 0.59 1.34 $42.99 $89,430




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)
Lancaster, PA 420 1.91 4.35 $22.37 $46,530
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 440 1.65 3.77 $23.60 $49,080
Dubuque, IA 90 1.64 3.75 $17.44 $36,280
Waco, TX 160 1.55 3.54 $18.47 $38,420
Terre Haute, IN 100 1.47 3.35 $22.34 $46,460
Rapid City, SD 80 1.40 3.19 $22.30 $46,380
Owensboro, KY 70 1.34 3.06 $23.96 $49,830
Springfield, MO 240 1.31 3.00 $19.21 $39,950
Jacksonville, NC 50 1.21 2.75 $19.16 $39,860
Danville, VA 40 1.11 2.53 $16.64 $34,600