Cement Mason

Wherever cement is freshly poured, cement masons are needed to smooth, level and finish the surface. These craftspeople work on building foundations, roadways and with residential construction like patios, driveways and sidewalks. They also help create concrete columns, beams, panels and other surfaces.

Compensation Information

Work Conditions

Both indoor and outdoor, nearly every facility and building type, varying weather, physically demanding, new and existing construction, working from heights

Skills Needed

Math, reading, manual dexterity, problem solving, mechanical ability, physical stamina, fast-paced thinking and reacting, communication, hand/eye/foot coordination, decision-making, detail-oriented

Relevant Classes

  • Basic arithmetic

  • General math

  • Geometry

  • Industrial arts

  • Drafting

  • Mechanical drawing

  • Communication

  • Shop classes

Education and Training

  • 3-year apprentice program

  • 4,000 hours of on-the-job training

  • 400 classroom hours

  • 362 paid hours

  • 38 unpaid hours

Are you ready to see what a career as a Cement Mason has to offer?