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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
Northwest Minnesota 45026$30.02/hr$24.20/hr$26.91/hr$29.67/hr$31.90/hr$37.48/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services40$34.39/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration30$42.99/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 60$31.82/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 80$30.47/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 100$30.12/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 100$30.89/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 110$23.68/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 110$30.50/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 150$30.11/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 160$31.83/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 170$31.49/hr2.0%
Southeast Minnesota 220$30.28/hr2.2%
Southwest Balance of State 290$25.54/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 350$29.25/hr5.5%
Northwest Balance of State 400$29.67/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 450$29.67/hr0.7%
Central Minnesota 570$31.11/hr0.2%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 630$24.03/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,570$38.11/hr0.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,110$36.13/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,380$31.94/hr0.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 90$43.71/hrN/A
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters N/AN/AN/A
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas N/AN/AN/A
Helpers--Production Workers 3,150$19.57/hr-3.7%
Construction Laborers 24,540$27.45/hr7.1%
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 1,230$25.02/hr3.9%
Roofers 1,930$31.08/hr5.8%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 680$30.23/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.