Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
152,570 1.6 % $19.70 $40,970 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.93 $14.27 $17.67 $23.28 $30.89
Annual Wage (2) $24,810 $29,690 $36,760 $48,430 $64,250


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 73,930 9.80 $19.19 $39,910
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 27,260 4.63 $19.11 $39,740
Nonresidential Building Construction 14,090 2.04 $21.14 $43,970
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 12,480 4.08 $21.64 $45,010
Residential Building Construction 7,770 1.21 $21.30 $44,300

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 73,930 9.80 $19.19 $39,910
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 27,260 4.63 $19.11 $39,740
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 12,480 4.08 $21.64 $45,010
Nonresidential Building Construction 14,090 2.04 $21.14 $43,970
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 3,000 1.70 $16.33 $33,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 30 0.04 $29.02 $60,370
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 470 0.02 $28.98 $60,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 30 (7) $28.25 $58,770
Elementary and Secondary Schools 100 (7) $24.84 $51,660
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 100 0.01 $24.65 $51,280


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 18,500 1.22 1.08 $23.63 $49,160
Texas 16,700 1.49 1.32 $14.84 $30,870
Florida 10,970 1.43 1.27 $15.75 $32,770
Pennsylvania 5,430 0.96 0.85 $22.10 $45,980
Illinois 5,270 0.91 0.81 $27.90 $58,030



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)
South Dakota 1,460 3.57 3.16 $14.95 $31,100
North Dakota 1,400 3.19 2.82 $18.17 $37,790
Wyoming 720 2.55 2.26 $18.96 $39,440
Nebraska 2,300 2.44 2.16 $16.70 $34,740
Utah 2,860 2.24 1.98 $17.01 $35,370



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 690 1.12 0.99 $31.84 $66,230
New York 4,880 0.55 0.49 $31.07 $64,620
Alaska 200 0.62 0.55 $27.91 $58,050
Illinois 5,270 0.91 0.81 $27.90 $58,030
New Jersey 2,100 0.54 0.48 $27.17 $56,510




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 4,420 1.56 1.38 $14.84 $30,870
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,460 1.90 1.68 $18.25 $37,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,270 1.37 1.22 $20.43 $42,490
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,060 0.81 0.72 $30.65 $63,760
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,980 1.33 1.18 $14.75 $30,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,750 0.68 0.60 $25.23 $52,480
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,410 1.63 1.44 $25.14 $52,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,380 1.30 1.15 $23.11 $48,080
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,360 1.89 1.67 $22.55 $46,900
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,290 0.43 0.38 $33.89 $70,490