How Much Do Cement and Concrete Finishers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

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.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$49390 per year
Hourly wage
$24 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$31,050 to $36,810 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$15 to $18 per hour

Entry-level Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $31,050 to $36,810 per year or $15 to $18 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $36 $75,900
Senior (Top 25%) $28 $58,710
Middle (Mid 50%) $22 $46,000
Junior (Bottom 25%) $18 $36,810
No experience (Bottom 10%) $15 $31,050

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
HI $42 $86,730
IL $33 $68,350
NY $32 $66,900
WA $31 $65,370
MA $29 $60,330
NJ $29 $60,040
PA $28 $59,010
CA $28 $58,950
RI $28 $58,380
MN $27 $56,900

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Cement Mason and Concrete Finisher is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like HI doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at HI might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Cement and Concrete Finishers are in the states of HI, IL, NY, WA and MA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services $71480 $34.37
Management of Companies and Enterprises $68520 $32.94
Local Government $61910 $29.77
Federal Executive Branch $60050 $28.87
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $58060 $27.91
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $57440 $27.62
Nonresidential Building Construction $53460 $25.70
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction $53250 $25.60
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $51500 $24.76
Elementary and Secondary Schools $50520 $24.29
Real Estate $49990 $24.03
Residential Building Construction $49840 $23.96
Other Specialty Trade Contractors $49700 $23.90
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction $49680 $23.89
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores $49200 $23.66
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $49140 $23.62
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors $49050 $23.58
State Government $48900 $23.51
Building Finishing Contractors $48700 $23.41
Services to Buildings and Dwellings $48040 $23.09
Support Activities for Mining $47730 $22.95
Utility System Construction $47180 $22.68
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $45730 $21.98
Building Equipment Contractors $44960 $21.61
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers $43910 $21.11
Employment Services $42820 $20.59
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing $41520 $19.96
Machinery Manufacturing $40460 $19.45
Other Wood Product Manufacturing $37180 $17.88
Land Subdivision $37180 $17.87

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