Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

47-3016 Helpers--Roofers

Help roofers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist roofers are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).


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)
12,200 5.5 % $12.03 $25,030 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.36 $9.49 $11.20 $13.86 $17.13
Annual Wage (2) $17,380 $19,750 $23,300 $28,840 $35,620


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 11,730 1.70 $12.01 $24,980
Building Finishing Contractors 220 0.04 $12.93 $26,890
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 40 0.01 $11.98 $24,920
Employment Services 30 0.00 $9.89 $20,570

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 11,730 1.70 $12.01 $24,980
Building Finishing Contractors 220 0.04 $12.93 $26,890
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 40 0.01 $11.98 $24,920
Employment Services 30 0.00 $9.89 $20,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Residential Building Construction (8) (8) $14.15 $29,420
Building Finishing Contractors 220 0.04 $12.93 $26,890
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 11,730 1.70 $12.01 $24,980
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 40 0.01 $11.98 $24,920
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $11.97 $24,890


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 1,300 0.09 0.97 $13.73 $28,560
Florida 1,170 0.16 1.72 $11.14 $23,160
Texas 800 0.08 0.81 $11.40 $23,720
New York 650 0.08 0.81 $12.12 $25,200
Maryland 640 0.25 2.72 $13.24 $27,540




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)
Utah 340 0.29 3.06 $12.61 $26,220
Maryland 640 0.25 2.72 $13.24 $27,540
Maine 130 0.22 2.39 $10.37 $21,570
Arkansas 250 0.21 2.28 $9.65 $20,070
Wyoming 50 0.18 1.97 $13.00 $27,030




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 100 0.03 0.29 $14.47 $30,100
Virginia 580 0.16 1.72 $14.29 $29,730
Kentucky (8) (8) (8) $14.22 $29,580
California 1,300 0.09 0.97 $13.73 $28,560
Idaho 80 0.13 1.37 $13.54 $28,170





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 370 0.16 1.68 $13.53 $28,140
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 330 0.33 3.53 $11.98 $24,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 330 0.14 1.54 $11.54 $24,010
Richmond, VA 270 0.45 4.86 $15.57 $32,390
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 270 0.10 1.08 $11.74 $24,410
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 220 0.24 2.58 (8) (8)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 200 0.27 2.83 $12.22 $25,420
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 190 0.16 1.67 $13.95 $29,010
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 150 0.72 7.68 $11.23 $23,370
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 140 0.24 2.58 $10.82 $22,490




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)
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 150 0.72 7.68 $11.23 $23,370
Macon, GA 60 0.63 6.75 $11.05 $22,980
Provo-Orem, UT 90 0.50 5.37 $14.65 $30,480
Richmond, VA 270 0.45 4.86 $15.57 $32,390
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 330 0.33 3.53 $11.98 $24,930
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 110 0.31 3.36 $10.07 $20,940
Corpus Christi, TX 60 0.31 3.29 $8.98 $18,690
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 200 0.27 2.83 $12.22 $25,420
Toledo, OH 70 0.25 2.70 $12.77 $26,560
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 220 0.24 2.58 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $16.24 $33,780
Richmond, VA 270 0.45 4.86 $15.57 $32,390
Provo-Orem, UT 90 0.50 5.37 $14.65 $30,480
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $14.21 $29,560
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 190 0.16 1.67 $13.95 $29,010
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.06 0.61 $13.75 $28,590
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.65 $28,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 370 0.16 1.68 $13.53 $28,140
Raleigh-Cary, NC (8) (8) (8) $13.22 $27,500
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.22 $27,500

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.24 2.60 $12.84 $26,710
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 2.75 $12.45 $25,890
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 3.21 $9.98 $20,750
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.90 $10.72 $22,300
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 3.25 $9.16 $19,060

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 3.25 $9.16 $19,060
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 3.21 $9.98 $20,750
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 2.92 $9.70 $20,180
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.90 $10.72 $22,300
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 2.75 $12.45 $25,890

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.24 2.60 $12.84 $26,710
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 2.75 $12.45 $25,890
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 2.90 $10.72 $22,300
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 3.21 $9.98 $20,750
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 2.92 $9.70 $20,180


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013