Concrete Finisher Salary

Men account for the majority of Concrete Finishers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $17.61 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. One-third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in five collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,695 - $61,277
$29K
$46K
$61K
MEDIAN: $46,424
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50%
90%

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$12.25 - $26.80
$12
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $17.61
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,695 - $61,277  
   
Bonus
$203.47 - $4,972  
Profit Sharing
$3,100  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,978 - $62,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.25 - $26.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.70  
Overtime
$18.04 - $37.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$203.47 - $4,972  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,100  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,978 - $62,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,004

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Job Description for Concrete Finisher

After receiving a request to place concrete, concrete finishers create plans, put the concrete into place, and then finish it; they are also responsible for repairing concrete when necessary. Tasks performed by concrete finishers typically include setting forms, helping survey crews set stringline, building forms before concrete placement, and stripping forms after concrete placement, among others. Additionally, concrete finishers regularly use power tools to manipulate concrete and smooth it out.

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Concrete Finisher Tasks

  • Waterproof, finish, and repair concrete in new and existing structures.
  • Install items into freshly poured concrete.
  • Spread, level, and smooth wet concrete.
  • Create concrete forms and use machinery to direct wet concrete into them.

Common Career Paths for Concrete Finisher


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Concrete Finishers may progress into high-paying roles like Concrete Foreman, where median compensation is $52K annually.

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Popular Skills for Concrete Finisher


Survey results imply that Concrete Finishers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with heavy equipment operator, Finishing, and Carpenter are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 25 percent, and 24 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include form carpenter, Blueprints, and Concrete. Those with knowledge of concrete finisher tend to be skilled in Machine Operation as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Concrete Finisher

Pay by Experience for a Concrete Finisher has a positive trend. An entry-level Concrete Finisher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 385 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Concrete Finisher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 250 salaries. An experienced Concrete Finisher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 382 salaries. A Concrete Finisher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 214 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,300

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Florida is home to an above-average pay rate for Concrete Finishers, 13 percent higher than the national average. Concrete Finishers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Colorado Springs (+11 percent), Columbus (+6 percent), Denver (+4 percent), and San Diego (+2 percent). Concrete Finishers in Oklahoma City take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average. Employers in Grand Rapids and San Antonio also lean toward paying below-median salaries (21 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

Concrete Finisher Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Concrete Finisher?

Concrete Finisher in Fort Worth:
"Very fast time goes by quick."
Pros: Working at different job locations, doing something different every time.
Cons: Long hours, lots lf traveling, being away from home.

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Key Stats for Concrete Finisher

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Concrete Finisher Salaries

▲19%

▲6%

National Average
$40,000

▼4%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Concrete Finisher Salaries

heavy equipment operator
▲34%

Finishing
▲25%

Carpenter
▲24%

Finishing concrete
▲7%

Equipment Maintenance
▲3%

concrete finishing
▲2%

Construction Estimating
▲1%


National Average
$40,000

▼3%


Concrete
▼6%

Blueprints
▼7%

form carpenter
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 66%
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