Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

47-2181 Roofers

Cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, or related materials. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
95,840 1.7 % $18.54 $38,570 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.79 $13.28 $16.96 $22.44 $28.89
Annual Wage (2) $22,430 $27,630 $35,280 $46,670 $60,090


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 88,910 13.12 $18.44 $38,350
Residential Building Construction 1,680 0.29 $15.76 $32,780
Building Finishing Contractors 1,320 0.21 $20.70 $43,060
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,070 0.16 (8) (8)
Building Equipment Contractors 720 0.04 $24.08 $50,100

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 88,910 13.12 $18.44 $38,350
Residential Building Construction 1,680 0.29 $15.76 $32,780
Building Finishing Contractors 1,320 0.21 $20.70 $43,060
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,070 0.16 (8) (8)
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 150 0.08 $15.11 $31,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $28.11 $58,470
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 50 (7) $26.86 $55,860
Local Government (OES Designation) 180 (7) $25.17 $52,360
State Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $24.58 $51,120
Building Equipment Contractors 720 0.04 $24.08 $50,100


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 12,100 0.86 1.15 $22.98 $47,790
Florida 8,590 1.20 1.61 $15.60 $32,450
Texas 5,130 0.50 0.67 $14.77 $30,710
New York 4,510 0.53 0.72 $21.47 $44,650
Illinois 4,440 0.80 1.07 $23.50 $48,880




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 3,700 1.36 1.82 $20.53 $42,710
Montana 550 1.28 1.72 $14.87 $30,920
Wyoming 340 1.24 1.66 $16.42 $34,140
Arizona 2,960 1.24 1.66 $15.90 $33,060
Florida 8,590 1.20 1.61 $15.60 $32,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 1,580 0.61 0.81 $24.65 $51,280
Massachusetts 1,810 0.57 0.77 $24.10 $50,120
Alaska 220 0.71 0.95 $23.58 $49,050
Connecticut 700 0.43 0.58 $23.50 $48,890
Illinois 4,440 0.80 1.07 $23.50 $48,880





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,790 0.78 1.04 $24.42 $50,800
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,260 1.33 1.78 $16.06 $33,400
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,750 0.35 0.46 $21.70 $45,130
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,680 1.23 1.65 $21.96 $45,670
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,620 1.70 2.27 $22.58 $46,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,610 0.42 0.56 $18.78 $39,070
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,590 1.45 1.94 $14.77 $30,710
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.63 0.84 $19.35 $40,260
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.69 0.92 $14.30 $29,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,290 0.58 0.77 $15.06 $31,330




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Port St. Lucie, FL 510 4.29 5.74 $16.52 $34,360
Great Falls, MT 110 3.16 4.23 $10.76 $22,370
Wheeling, WV-OH 200 3.14 4.20 $20.94 $43,560
Greeley, CO 230 2.91 3.90 $16.95 $35,260
Morristown, TN 120 2.69 3.60 $14.30 $29,750
Columbus, IN 110 2.65 3.55 $16.89 $35,130
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 620 2.42 3.24 $19.45 $40,450
Bellingham, WA 180 2.38 3.19 $20.19 $41,990
Punta Gorda, FL 90 2.32 3.10 $12.67 $26,360
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 520 2.24 2.99 $16.15 $33,590