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
Southeast Minnesota 25043$25.48/hr$15.36/hr$17.83/hr$23.44/hr$31.01/hr$42.17/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business Services80$29.63/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 50$21.87/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 70$23.37/hr16.8%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 80$19.79/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 90$22.97/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 100$27.23/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 110$23.48/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 150$28.85/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 190$27.44/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 250$23.44/hr-7.8%
Southeast Balance of State 250$19.32/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 260$23.31/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 270$25.75/hr5.4%
Southwest Balance of State 300$21.20/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 320$26.08/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 480$21.18/hr27.5%
Central Minnesota 610$27.81/hr19.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,590$27.18/hr9.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,900$26.81/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,170$25.55/hr10.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 320$41.65/hr6.7%
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 300$26.93/hr11.1%
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas N/AN/AN/A
Helpers--Production Workers 7,420$14.62/hr14.8%
Terrazzo Workers and Finishers N/AN/AN/A
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 850$20.97/hr-4.4%
Roofers 1,910$26.47/hr10.5%
Fence Erectors 290$19.25/hr11.6%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 1,070$32.59/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.