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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 20022$28.70/hr$18.73/hr$23.65/hr$27.37/hr$34.77/hr$38.19/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services70$27.26/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration30$39.86/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$27.86/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 70$28.67/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 100$23.34/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 100$30.28/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 130$30.01/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 150$24.34/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 170$27.37/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 200$27.37/hr2.0%
Southeast Balance of State 210$24.18/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 270$24.35/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 300$28.03/hr2.2%
Southwest Minnesota 340$24.45/hr5.5%
Northwest Balance of State 360$24.19/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 450$24.19/hr0.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 530$24.51/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 630$30.01/hr0.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,080$31.36/hr0.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,780$31.19/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,060$30.30/hr0.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 220$34.46/hrN/A
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 110$39.63/hr-2.7%
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas N/AN/AN/A
Helpers--Production Workers 4,430$15.29/hr-3.7%
Construction Laborers 18,200$23.68/hr7.1%
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 830$24.07/hr3.9%
Roofers 1,720$26.34/hr5.8%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 850$32.88/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.