Mason Statistics in the US

The average employee age for masons is 42 years. The mason workforce reached a whopping 51,943 in 2020!

Among masons, we discovered that 21.7% of them are women, while 74.6% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among masons is White, which makes up 66.3% of all masons. Comparatively, there are 19.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Masons are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, masons are more likely to find a job in the construction industry.

From where do we know all information about mason demographics? We analyzed 9,471 masons resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Mason Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as masons. Keep reading to find out what the results for masons were.

Mason Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among masons is White, which makes up 66.3% of all masons. Comparatively, there are 19.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 66.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 19.2%
  • Black or African American, 10.5%
  • Asian, 1.6%
  • Unknown, 1.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.9%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Masons

The chart below shows that 59.9% of masons speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.7% and German is the third-most popular at 4.9%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 59.9%
  • French, 7.7%
  • German, 4.9%
  • Japanese, 3.5%
  • Hindi, 2.8%
  • Other, 21.2%

Mason Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among masons.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Mason Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the mason position over time.


Mason Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of masons changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of masons based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Mason

By looking over 9,471 masons resumes, we figured out that the average mason enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 29%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Mason Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of mason employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of masons is 40+ years old, which represents 60% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Masons with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, water softener installer and insulation worker have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Composition Floor Setter34%66%
Gas Fitter97%3%
Insulation Worker97%2%
Water Softener Installer97%3%
Water Softener Installer
Insulation Worker
Gas Fitter
Composition Floor Setter

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Masons with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to masons.

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Job Titleascdesc
Sheet Metal Mechanic2.85%
Shingles Roofer3.93%
Asphalt Distributor Tender5.55%
Residential Carpet Installer6.99%
Steam Service Inspector7.62%
Brush Painter9.34%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Mason?

Male Income
Female Income

Mason Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Asian men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Mason Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
No Education$43,771
High School Diploma or Less$46,703
Some College/ Associate Degree$47,840
Bachelor's Degree$48,164

Mason Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

    No Education
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree

    Mason Heatmaps

    The amount you can make as a mason can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of masons is $56,142. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

    Where Do Masons Earn The Most?

    The map here shows where masons earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

    Average Salary

    Where Are Masons Located?

    By looking through more than 9,471 resumes, we found that the most popular places for masons are VA, Fairfax and OH, Mason.

    Number of Masons

    Mason Employment Statistics

    This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ masons. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most masons is the construction industry.

    Company Size

    We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire masons.

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    < 50 employees

    50 - 100 employees

    100 - 500 employees

    500 - 1,000 employees

    1,000 - 10,000 employees

    > 10,000

    The Types Of Companies Mason Work In

    Employees with the mason job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most masons prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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    Industry Concentration

    Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ masons. Those industries include construction, manufacturing and retail.

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