Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
61,360 2.5 % $24.88 $51,750 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.33 $17.72 $23.05 $30.07 $38.85
Annual Wage (2) $29,800 $36,860 $47,950 $62,540 $80,800


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 48,660 6.10 $24.30 $50,540
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,870 0.53 $28.81 $59,920
Building Finishing Contractors 2,520 0.35 $31.86 $66,280
Residential Building Construction 1,260 0.19 $24.92 $51,840
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,190 0.19 $24.77 $51,520

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 48,660 6.10 $24.30 $50,540
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,870 0.53 $28.81 $59,920
Building Finishing Contractors 2,520 0.35 $31.86 $66,280
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 240 0.26 $25.31 $52,640
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,190 0.19 $24.77 $51,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Finishing Contractors 2,520 0.35 $31.86 $66,280
Local Government (OES Designation) 390 0.01 $31.69 $65,910
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction (8) (8) $29.71 $61,800
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,870 0.53 $28.81 $59,920
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing 70 0.11 $27.83 $57,880


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 5,340 0.59 1.34 $31.51 $65,550
California 4,410 0.28 0.64 $28.46 $59,190
Texas 4,070 0.35 0.79 $19.42 $40,400
Illinois 3,360 0.57 1.29 $34.55 $71,860
Pennsylvania 3,340 0.58 1.31 $25.38 $52,790




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 1,440 1.09 2.45 $20.40 $42,440
South Dakota 350 0.85 1.90 $23.49 $48,860
Maryland 2,040 0.79 1.77 $20.67 $43,000
Virginia 2,550 0.69 1.55 $22.34 $46,470
Wyoming 170 0.61 1.37 $24.96 $51,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 810 0.27 0.61 $35.66 $74,170
Massachusetts 1,600 0.47 1.06 $34.84 $72,460
Illinois 3,360 0.57 1.29 $34.55 $71,860
Connecticut 560 0.34 0.76 $31.71 $65,950
Minnesota 1,340 0.48 1.09 $31.59 $65,700





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,390 0.52 1.18 $30.43 $63,300
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,990 0.56 1.25 $36.85 $76,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,570 0.54 1.20 $18.98 $39,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,340 0.56 1.25 $24.14 $50,200
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.84 1.89 $38.81 $80,730
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,020 0.58 1.30 $36.25 $75,400
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,000 0.76 1.71 $20.57 $42,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 940 0.50 1.13 $17.16 $35,680
Pittsburgh, PA 920 0.81 1.82 $24.19 $50,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 910 0.48 1.08 $33.05 $68,740




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 140 2.18 4.91 $39.84 $82,860
Provo-Orem, UT 390 1.89 4.25 $19.82 $41,240
Peoria, IL 320 1.82 4.09 (8) (8)
Lancaster, PA 390 1.67 3.74 $24.92 $51,840
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 200 1.54 3.45 $16.59 $34,510
Appleton, WI 180 1.46 3.27 $22.28 $46,330
Waco, TX 150 1.38 3.11 $19.62 $40,810
Bloomington, IN 90 1.38 3.10 $23.22 $48,290
Lynchburg, VA 120 1.18 2.64 $19.61 $40,790
Richmond, VA 720 1.16 2.61 $22.27 $46,310