These Are The 10 States With The Highest Concrete Finisher Salaries For 2017

We used the most recent data to determine the states that pay concrete finishers the best.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings, Salaries - 3 months ago




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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do concrete finishers get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for concrete finishers by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for concrete finishers by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for concrete finishers after this adjustment? That would be Cement Masons And Concrete Finishers.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Illinois
  2. Louisiana
  3. Missouri
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Alaska
  6. New York
  7. Washington
  8. Minnesota
  9. Michigan
  10. Ohio

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for concrete finishers from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $50790, so our index value would be:

$50,790 * (100 / 135.9) = $37,373

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for concrete finishers.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

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Detailed List Of Concrete Finisher Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Illinois $66,363 $62,780 94.6
2 Louisiana $54,040 $51,230 94.8
3 Missouri $52,953 $47,870 90.4
4 Wisconsin $52,438 $50,760 96.8
5 Alaska $51,449 $67,450 131.1
6 New York $51,290 $67,190 131.0
7 Washington $50,228 $52,840 105.2
8 Minnesota $49,960 $50,360 100.8
9 Michigan $48,910 $43,530 89.0
10 Ohio $48,102 $45,120 93.8
11 New Jersey $47,489 $57,890 121.9
12 Indiana $47,296 $42,330 89.5
13 Montana $46,765 $47,140 100.8
14 Pennsylvania $45,996 $46,640 101.4
15 Kansas $44,961 $40,420 89.9
16 Wyoming $43,845 $40,250 91.8
17 Rhode Island $43,297 $52,260 120.7
18 Delaware $42,702 $43,300 101.4
19 North Dakota $42,444 $42,190 99.4
20 Iowa $42,362 $38,550 91.0
21 West Virginia $41,884 $39,120 93.4
22 Utah $41,612 $38,700 93.0
23 Virginia $41,458 $41,790 100.8
24 Nevada $41,326 $42,690 103.3
25 Oregon $41,003 $47,400 115.6
26 Kentucky $40,408 $36,570 90.5
27 Connecticut $40,117 $51,230 127.7
28 Hawaii $40,077 $67,290 167.9
29 Tennessee $39,888 $35,660 89.4
30 Arizona $39,551 $38,760 98.0
31 New Hampshire $39,495 $46,210 117.0
32 New Mexico $39,419 $38,040 96.5
33 Nebraska $39,301 $36,000 91.6
34 Arkansas $38,932 $33,910 87.1
35 Colorado $38,805 $40,280 103.8
36 Idaho $38,783 $35,720 92.1
37 Massachusetts $38,388 $51,210 133.4
38 Alabama $37,456 $34,160 91.2
39 California $37,373 $50,790 135.9
40 Texas $37,320 $33,850 90.7
41 Georgia $37,210 $34,010 91.4
42 North Carolina $36,869 $34,620 93.9
43 Oklahoma $36,109 $32,210 89.2
44 South Carolina $35,705 $35,420 99.2
45 Maryland $35,235 $44,220 125.5
46 Florida $34,913 $34,320 98.3
47 South Dakota $34,320 $35,590 103.7
48 Mississippi $34,086 $29,280 85.9
49 Maine $30,920 $34,260 110.8
50 Vermont $29,199 $35,360 121.1

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