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CAREER OVERVIEW

Masons 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; use saws to cut expansion joints.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Job skills associated with Cement Masons include: prepare site or surfaces for concrete or masonry work; measure tile or masonry materials; cut or shape stone, tile, brick, or related material; mix and apply mortar, grout, concrete, or related masonry material; apply plaster, stucco or related material; use measuring or leveling devices in construction or extraction work read blueprints and technical drawings; use hand and power tools; repair or replace damaged bricks, tile, or related masonry; follow safety and signaling procedures.

AVERAGE SALARY

  • $48,670 (annually)
  • $23.40 (hourly)

SALARY RANGES

  • $39,870 – $64,190 (annually)
  • $19.17 – $30.86 (hourly)

*SOURCE: Occupational Employment Statistics Program, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for Colorado, from May 2020. https://www.bls.gov/oes/

 * Low range wage rates based on the 25th percentile wage level. High range wage rates based on the 90th percentile wage level.