CAREER

Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$46,000

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-2% (decline)

Career

What Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers Do

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.

Other Job Titles Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers May Have

Cement Finisher, Cement Mason, Concrete Finisher, Concrete Mason, Finisher, Mason

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Check the forms that hold the concrete to see that they are properly constructed.
  • Set the forms that hold concrete to the desired pitch and depth, and align them.
  • Spread, level, and smooth concrete, using rake, shovel, hand or power trowel, hand or power screed, and float.
  • Monitor how the wind, heat, or cold affect the curing of the concrete throughout the entire process.
  • Mold expansion joints and edges, using edging tools, jointers, and straightedge.

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