Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

risk level
Based on 33 votes
-3.4 %
by year 2032
or $23.22 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

58% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

User poll

38% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a higher chance of automation: 58% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers' job openings is expected to decline 3.4% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers' was $48,300, or $23 per hour

'Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers' were paid 4.3% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 196,730 people employed as 'Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.13% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 751 people are employed as 'Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers'.

Job 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.

SOC Code: 47-2051.00


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Gilbert Cervantes (Moderate) says
Robots are 30 years away from replacing decorative concrete or master finishers. The flatworm will be replaced first, as not a ton of skill is needed.

Lack of new apprentices will force companies to look in this direction for commercial concrete and residential pours. The stamp, stain mosaic will be difficult to replace, and the dual carpenter/finisher will either thrive or robots will take their positions.
Jun 16, 2022 at 05:17 PM
Brandon says
I am in the concrete skateboard park industry and it will be a while before they can replace us I believe. It's a bit more of an artform than placing a sidewalk or bigbox floor. Good luck to the rest of you guys.
Aug 03, 2019 at 11:29 PM

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