Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons

Lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures. Excludes "Stonemasons" (47-2022). Installers of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units are classified in "Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers" (37-3011).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
59,340 2.5 % $24.76 $51,500 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.28 $17.47 $22.91 $30.30 $38.63
Annual Wage (2) $29,700 $36,340 $47,650 $63,030 $80,350


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 46,660 6.19 $24.08 $50,090
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,760 0.54 $28.51 $59,310
Building Finishing Contractors 2,470 0.35 $31.04 $64,560
Residential Building Construction 1,600 0.25 $24.53 $51,020
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,530 0.26 $25.56 $53,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 46,660 6.19 $24.08 $50,090
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,760 0.54 $28.51 $59,310
Building Finishing Contractors 2,470 0.35 $31.04 $64,560
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 250 0.27 $24.53 $51,020
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,530 0.26 $25.56 $53,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $31.80 $66,150
Building Finishing Contractors 2,470 0.35 $31.04 $64,560
Local Government (OES Designation) 400 0.01 $30.43 $63,290
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,760 0.54 $28.51 $59,310
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 70 0.11 $27.73 $57,670


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,770 0.54 1.23 $31.47 $65,460
California 4,420 0.29 0.67 $29.49 $61,340
Texas 4,290 0.38 0.87 $18.53 $38,540
Illinois 3,180 0.55 1.26 $34.09 $70,910
Pennsylvania 2,920 0.52 1.18 $23.63 $49,150




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 1,130 0.88 2.00 $20.33 $42,280
Maryland 2,120 0.83 1.89 $19.83 $41,240
Montana 340 0.76 1.72 $22.74 $47,300
South Dakota 280 0.69 1.56 $21.69 $45,120
Virginia 2,340 0.64 1.46 $21.40 $44,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,630 0.49 1.12 $37.32 $77,630
Illinois 3,180 0.55 1.26 $34.09 $70,910
New York 4,770 0.54 1.23 $31.47 $65,460
New Jersey 1,430 0.37 0.84 $31.34 $65,200
Connecticut 550 0.33 0.76 $30.34 $63,110





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,670 0.49 1.13 $32.47 $67,540
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,020 0.54 1.23 $36.83 $76,610
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,480 0.52 1.19 $18.67 $38,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.60 1.36 $23.23 $48,320
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.80 1.83 $37.93 $78,900
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 930 0.52 1.19 $40.83 $84,920
Baltimore-Towson, MD 920 0.71 1.61 $18.81 $39,110
St. Louis, MO-IL 910 0.70 1.59 $31.17 $64,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 860 0.47 1.07 $30.91 $64,290
Pittsburgh, PA 770 0.68 1.56 $24.16 $50,250




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Bedford, MA 170 2.60 5.93 $43.33 $90,120
Provo-Orem, UT 320 1.66 3.78 $20.32 $42,270
Dubuque, IA 90 1.60 3.65 $18.76 $39,010
Lynchburg, VA 160 1.57 3.58 $18.84 $39,190
Waco, TX 160 1.55 3.53 $19.71 $41,000
Lancaster, PA 340 1.52 3.45 $22.94 $47,720
Naples-Marco Island, FL 180 1.43 3.26 $16.19 $33,680
Bloomington, IN 100 1.35 3.08 $23.78 $49,460
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 50 1.24 2.82 $28.96 $60,230
Pittsfield, MA 40 1.23 2.80 $31.78 $66,090