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.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $14.02/hr
Median: $18.01/hr
Experienced: $23.14/hr

Current Employment
368 (2018)

Projected Employment
373 (2029)

Growth for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

2018 Jobs2029 JobsChange (2018-2029)% Change (2018-2029)

Industries Employing Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2018)% of Occupation in Industry (2018)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2018)
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors11631.7%35.2%
Commercial and Institutional Building Construction3910.7%2.9%
All Other Specialty Trade Contractors3810.2%4.2%
Site Preparation Contractors359.5%4%
Masonry Contractors164.4%7%

Occupational Skills

  • Set the forms that hold concrete to the desired pitch and depth, and align them
  • Check the forms that hold the concrete to see that they are properly constructed
  • Spread, level, and smooth concrete, using rake, shovel, hand or power trowel, hand or power screed, and float
  • Monitor how the wind, heat, or cold affect the curing of the concrete throughout the entire process
  • Direct the casting of the concrete and supervise laborers who use shovels or special tools to spread it