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Cement masons and concrete finishers had median earnings of $35,760 in 2012, or $17.19 an hour, according to the BLS. The best-paid earned $64,080, while the lowest-paid earned $23,380. Experienced journeymen can earn more if they can perform multiple masonry skills. Apprentices earn about half the salaries of basic journeymen. Employment sectors that pay well include hospitals and architectural and engineering firms. The top-paying metropolitan areas are Nassau, N.Y. and Redding, Calif.

Job Salary Year
2004 $34,340.00
2006 $35,850.00
2008 $39,180.00
2010 $39,400.00
2012 $39,870.00

Average Cement Mason and Concrete Finisher Pay vs. All Construction Jobs

The cement mason and concrete finisher average pay of $39,870 is higher than construction workers ($34,490) and painters ($38,590), but it trails electricians ($53,030), plumbers ($52,950), brickmasons and blockmasons ($50,370), carpenters ($44,520) and glaziers ($42,090).

Job Name Salary
Electrician $49,840.00
Brickmason and Blockmason $46,440.00
Cement Mason and Concrete Finisher $35,760.00
Painter $35,190.00
Construction Worker $29,990.00

Best Paying Cities for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

The highest paid in the cement mason and concrete finisher profession work in the metropolitan areas of Nassau, New York, Redding, California, and Anchorage, Alaska. The Honolulu area also pays well, as does the city of Lake County, Illinois.

Nassau, New York

Average Salary: $80,440 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a cement mason and concrete finisher working in Nassau, New York is $80,440, which is $44,680 more than the average pay in the profession.

Redding, California

Average Salary: $73,550 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a cement mason and concrete finisher working in Redding, California is $73,550, which is $37,790 more than the average pay in the profession.

Anchorage, Alaska

Average Salary: $62,530 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a cement mason and concrete finisher working in Anchorage, Alaska is $62,530, which is $26,770 more than the average pay in the profession.

Honolulu

Average Salary: $62,150 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a cement mason and concrete finisher working in Honolulu is $62,150, which is $26,390 more than the average pay in the profession.

Lake County, Illinois

Average Salary: $61,480 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a cement mason and concrete finisher working in Lake County, Illinois is $61,480, which is $25,720 more than the average pay in the profession.

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