Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (47-2051)

Occupation description:  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).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 186193 3.81 23
United States 155,200175,500 13.12,030 1,8903,920

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 21.0212.7915.35 18.8424.7232.92
Alaska 32.4318.1426.59 32.7540.5346.23
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 30.5314.6920.94 31.1240.3345.68

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
367159 43.336.5 27.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation86
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation9
UI claimants previously working in occupation143
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 351
Number of job position postings 592
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.6

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection
Fire Detection and Protection
Fire Prevention
Hazard Communication
Hazard Recognition Training, 16-Hour EM 385-1-1
Hazard Recognition Training, 40-Hour EM 385-1-1
Health Hazards in Construction
Introduction to OSHA - Construction
Introduction to OSHA - General Industry
Lockout and Tagout
Machine Guarding
OSHA 10-Hour Outreach for Construction
OSHA 10-Hour Outreach for General Industry
OSHA 30-Hour Outreach for Construction
OSHA 30-Hour Outreach for General Industry
Personal Protective Equipment
Safety Programs and Subpart C
Stairways and Ladders
Walking and Working Surfaces

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
OSHA 10 Hour General Construction
OSHA 30 Hour General Construction

 Degree
Alaska Trowel Trades   (Anchorage)
Plasterers & Cement Masons Certificate

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Fall Protection - S08

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Construction Technology

 Degree
Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
OSHA 10 hour
OSHA 30 hour

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
OSHA 10/30 Hour General Industry
OSHA Construction Outreach - 10 Hours Certificate
OSHA Construction Outreach - 30 Hours Certificate
OSHA General Industry Outreach - 30 Hours Certificate

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Construction Management Endorsement
Construction Technology AAS
Construction Technology I Certificate
Construction Technology II Certificate

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Energy Isolation-Lockout/Tag Out/018
OSHA 10 Hour Construction / 020 Training
OSHA 10 Hour General Industry / 021
OSHA 30 Hour Construction / 022
OSHA 30 Hour General Industry / 023

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
OSHA Outreach Training, 10 Hour Certificate
OSHA Outreach Training, 30 Hour Certificate