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Occupational Employment Statistics


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).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northeast Minnesota 23022$29.67/hr$21.62/hr$23.83/hr$29.45/hr$36.99/hr$39.23/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services70$31.86/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 80$29.20/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 90$23.63/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 90$30.11/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 140$29.05/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 140$30.73/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 170$30.08/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 210$29.33/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 230$29.45/hr2.0%
Southeast Balance of State 250$28.41/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 290$27.64/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 340$29.38/hr2.2%
Southwest Minnesota 400$28.57/hr5.5%
Northwest Balance of State 460$29.41/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 520$29.41/hr0.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 540$24.97/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 800$30.60/hr0.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,220$36.10/hr0.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,970$32.13/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,580$31.00/hr0.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 160$41.59/hrN/A
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters N/AN/A-2.7%
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas N/AN/AN/A
Helpers--Production Workers 4,870$18.65/hr-3.7%
Construction Laborers 24,000$23.97/hr7.1%
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 820$24.15/hr3.9%
Roofers 1,590$28.89/hr5.8%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 1,070$29.93/hr3.7%

  • Monitor how the wind, heat, or cold affect the curing of the concrete throughout the entire process.
  • Spread, level, and smooth concrete, using rake, shovel, hand or power trowel, hand or power screed, and float.
  • Check the forms that hold the concrete to see that they are properly constructed.
  • Mold expansion joints and edges, using edging tools, jointers, and straightedge.
  • Signal truck driver to position truck to facilitate pouring concrete, and move chute to direct concrete on forms.
  • Direct the casting of the concrete and supervise laborers who use shovels or special tools to spread it.
  • Mix cement, sand, and water to produce concrete, grout, or slurry, using hoe, trowel, tamper, scraper, or concrete-mixing machine.
  • Fabricate concrete beams, columns, and panels.
  • Waterproof or restore concrete surfaces, using appropriate compounds.
  • Clean chipped area, using wire brush, and feel and observe surface to determine if it is rough or uneven.