Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth
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. Installers of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units are classified in "Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers” (37- 3011).

Current openings

Concrete Finisher 1

Number of positions

2012: 1,850    2014: 1,940

Annual job postings

New: 50    Replacement: 30
(Total: 80)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
Less than high school

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Moderate-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.