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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 450127$23.79/hr$17.08/hr$20.51/hr$23.16/hr$26.07/hr$30.22/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services130$26.73/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 50$21.39/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 90$22.03/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 100$22.82/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 110$26.52/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 120$23.64/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 140$26.00/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 170$20.16/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 180$25.47/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 220$25.83/hr-7.8%
Northeast Minnesota 230$24.61/hr5.4%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 330$24.53/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 350$22.19/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 400$21.23/hr27.5%
Northwest Balance of State 420$23.03/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 450$23.16/hr16.8%
Central Minnesota 770$26.92/hr19.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,870$25.25/hr9.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,230$25.54/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,650$24.58/hr10.2%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 250$41.56/hr6.7%
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 210$24.98/hr11.1%
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas N/AN/AN/A
Helpers--Production Workers 8,400$14.60/hr14.8%
Terrazzo Workers and Finishers N/AN/AN/A
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 800$20.10/hr-4.4%
Roofers 2,010$25.67/hr10.5%
Fence Erectors 420$18.85/hrN/A
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 1,000$30.26/hr-0.1%

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Build wooden molds, and clamp molds around area to be repaired, using hand tools.