Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
58,730 2.6 % $24.37 $50,700 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.93 $17.24 $22.41 $30.20 $38.03
Annual Wage (2) $28,970 $35,860 $46,610 $62,810 $79,110


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 44,680 6.27 $23.77 $49,450
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,200 0.63 $27.96 $58,170
Building Finishing Contractors 2,640 0.40 $28.67 $59,640
Residential Building Construction 1,870 0.31 $23.46 $48,800
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,400 0.25 $26.10 $54,290

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 44,680 6.27 $23.77 $49,450
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,200 0.63 $27.96 $58,170
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 440 0.48 $25.25 $52,520
Building Finishing Contractors 2,640 0.40 $28.67 $59,640
Residential Building Construction 1,870 0.31 $23.46 $48,800

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 160 0.10 $29.54 $61,430
Building Finishing Contractors 2,640 0.40 $28.67 $59,640
Local Government (OES Designation) 400 0.01 $28.26 $58,780
Nonresidential Building Construction 4,200 0.63 $27.96 $58,170
Elementary and Secondary Schools 130 (7) $26.16 $54,420


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 5,050 0.58 1.32 $31.83 $66,200
Texas 4,520 0.41 0.93 $17.80 $37,020
California 4,340 0.30 0.67 $30.88 $64,230
Illinois 3,130 0.55 1.24 $30.82 $64,100
Ohio 2,930 0.57 1.29 $23.65 $49,180




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 2,340 0.92 2.09 $19.70 $40,970
South Dakota 320 0.80 1.81 $20.71 $43,090
Utah 970 0.78 1.76 $20.57 $42,780
Missouri 2,000 0.76 1.71 $28.27 $58,810
Wyoming 200 0.72 1.63 $21.54 $44,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,420 0.43 0.98 $35.76 $74,390
Hawaii 180 0.31 0.69 $33.06 $68,760
New York 5,050 0.58 1.32 $31.83 $66,200
Washington 710 0.25 0.57 $31.15 $64,780
California 4,340 0.30 0.67 $30.88 $64,230





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 2,910 0.56 1.25 $32.44 $67,470
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,990 0.54 1.21 $32.19 $66,950
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,600 0.58 1.31 $18.13 $37,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.66 1.50 $21.68 $45,080
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,030 0.80 1.81 $17.88 $37,200
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,000 0.78 1.75 $30.34 $63,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 860 0.40 0.90 $16.32 $33,950
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 850 0.69 1.56 $41.60 $86,530
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 840 0.47 1.06 $30.64 $63,730
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 830 0.94 2.12 $16.60 $34,530




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)
New Bedford, MA 160 2.46 5.56 $40.42 $84,070
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 510 1.89 4.27 $25.39 $52,810
Lancaster, PA 410 1.85 4.18 $22.21 $46,190
Provo-Orem, UT 310 1.64 3.71 $20.44 $42,510
Waco, TX 160 1.51 3.41 $18.07 $37,590
Greenville, NC 110 1.45 3.27 $16.39 $34,090
Dubuque, IA 80 1.33 2.99 $16.17 $33,630
Springfield, MO 240 1.26 2.85 $19.17 $39,860
Pittsfield, MA 40 1.25 2.82 $31.17 $64,820
Richmond, VA 750 1.24 2.79 $21.16 $44,000