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: $14.91/hr
Median: $18.63/hr
Experienced: $24.23/hr

Current Employment
348 (2019)

Projected Employment
375 (2030)

Growth for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

2019 Jobs2030 JobsChange (2019-2030)% Change (2019-2030)

Industries Employing Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2019)% of Occupation in Industry (2019)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2019)
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors11532.9%32.6%
Commercial and Institutional Building Construction4111.7%2.6%
All Other Specialty Trade Contractors318.8%3.4%
Site Preparation Contractors308.5%3.4%
Masonry Contractors164.7%0.7%

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