Salary for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

Also known as:  Cement Mason, Cement Patcher, Concrete Finisher, Concrete Floor Installer, Concrete Mason, Concrete Smoother, Concrete Swimming Pool Installer helps construction professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Cement masons and concrete finishers pour, smooth and finish buildings, fixtures, curbs, sidewalks and walkways. The work can be strenuous at times as it often involves standing, kneeling and reaching for long periods of time. It can also be stressful because the weather can play a large part in whether or not work is able to be completed. Many cement masons and concrete finishers learn their trade informally on the job, but there are some who learn formally through and apprenticeship program. To become a cement mason or concrete finisher, no education is required. Many employers do not require a high school diploma or GED.

A Cement Mason or Concrete Finisher will usually earn an average salary between 24000 - 36000 depending on the level of seniority. Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers will normally get a pay level of Thirty Nine Thousand Three Hundred dollars every year.

Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers have the best average pay in Alaska, where they can earn average pay scales of about $66380. These employees are paid at the highest level in Transportation and Warehousing, where they earn compensation, on average, of $56940.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.22 percent nationwide in that time.
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers tend to make the most in the following industries
Health Care and Social Assistance $56,940
Transportation and Warehousing $52,780
Public Administration $48,030
Utilities $47,030
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $41,960
Educational Services $41,210
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $27,350
Manufacturing $33,510
Wholesale Trade $37,060
Construction $39,400
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $39,930
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $40,140