Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
135,200 1.7 % $19.17 $39,870 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.24 $13.64 $17.19 $22.68 $30.81
Annual Wage (2) $23,380 $28,370 $35,760 $47,170 $64,080


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 62,250 9.04 $18.42 $38,320
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 24,580 4.53 $19.36 $40,270
Nonresidential Building Construction 14,150 2.16 $20.62 $42,880
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 12,250 4.03 $21.16 $44,020
Residential Building Construction 6,000 1.05 $18.73 $38,960

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 62,250 9.04 $18.42 $38,320
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 24,580 4.53 $19.36 $40,270
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 12,250 4.03 $21.16 $44,020
Nonresidential Building Construction 14,150 2.16 $20.62 $42,880
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 3,220 1.90 $15.94 $33,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) $28.14 $58,520
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $26.67 $55,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $26.39 $54,880
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 130 0.01 $23.20 $48,260
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,250 0.02 $22.68 $47,170


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 13,780 1.30 1.26 $14.18 $29,480
California 13,730 0.96 0.92 $23.84 $49,590
Florida 9,140 1.26 1.21 $14.90 $31,000
Illinois 6,680 1.18 1.14 $27.84 $57,900
Pennsylvania 5,750 1.03 0.99 $20.70 $43,060




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)
North Dakota 1,340 3.32 3.20 $17.63 $36,670
South Dakota 1,250 3.13 3.02 $14.64 $30,450
Wyoming 710 2.56 2.47 $17.48 $36,360
Nebraska 2,250 2.46 2.37 $15.43 $32,090
Utah 2,680 2.23 2.15 $16.41 $34,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 240 0.76 0.73 $30.86 $64,190
Hawaii 500 0.84 0.81 $30.02 $62,440
New York 4,410 0.52 0.50 $29.23 $60,790
Illinois 6,680 1.18 1.14 $27.84 $57,900
New Jersey 1,880 0.50 0.48 $24.89 $51,780





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,310 1.63 1.57 $14.05 $29,220
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,290 1.18 1.13 $29.26 $60,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,050 1.30 1.26 $18.96 $39,450
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,700 1.56 1.50 $18.00 $37,430
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,530 1.21 1.16 $14.56 $30,290
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,050 1.66 1.60 $17.81 $37,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,050 0.53 0.51 $22.54 $46,890
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,010 1.42 1.37 $24.16 $50,240
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,900 0.37 0.36 $29.18 $60,690
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,840 1.58 1.53 $25.13 $52,260