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; use saws to cut expansion joints. Classify installers of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units in 'Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers. (37-3011).


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Concrete Work
  2. Nonresidential Building Construction
  3. Misc. Special Trade Contractors
  4. Highway And Street Construction
  5. Concrete, Gypsum, And Plaster Products

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 3,390 16.81 10.33 20.04 34,960 21,490 41,690
Columbia MSA 60 15.01 10.72 17.15 31,220 22,310 35,680
St Joseph MSA 70 16.42 8.66 20.31 34,160 18,010 42,240
Springfield MSA 230 14.62 9.75 17.06 30,420 20,290 35,480
St Louis MSA 1,440 21.15 13.21 25.13 44,000 27,470 52,270
Kansas City* 690 17.55 12.41 20.12 36,510 25,816 41,858
Central Region* 380 13.31 9.41 15.26 27,684 19,570 31,742
Northeast Region* 170 13.32 10.02 14.97 27,709 20,845 31,141
Ozark Region* 250 14.44 9.64 16.84 30,041 20,060 35,031
Southeast Region* 140 13.49 8.15 16.16 28,064 16,959 33,616
Southwest Region* 40 12.47 10.13 13.63 25,928 21,075 28,354
St. Charles* 210 19.67 15.19 21.92 40,920 31,586 45,587
St. Louis City* 30 21.70 14.96 25.07 45,132 31,107 52,145
St. Louis County* 740 23.01 17.20 25.91 47,856 35,769 53,899
West Central Region* 350 12.29 9.51 13.68 25,566 19,787 28,455
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 100 18.46 12.01 21.69 38,397 24,979 45,106

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 3,420 3,850 430 12.57 72 Great
Kansas City MSA 1,240 1,330 90 7.26 21 Good
St Louis MSA 1,310 1,460 150 11.45 26 Good
Central Region* 470 500 30 6.38 7 Good
Northeast Region* 190 230 40 21.05 6 Great
Ozark Region* 330 410 80 24.24 11 Great
Southeast Region* 200 230 30 15.00 5 Good
Southwest Region* 160 180 20 12.50 3 Good
West Central Region* 190 240 50 26.32 7 Great

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months)
or training in one of the following
Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher (NEW)