Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
109,720 1.7 % $19.54 $40,630 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.81 $14.12 $17.65 $23.51 $29.90
Annual Wage (2) $24,560 $29,380 $36,720 $48,900 $62,180


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 99,820 12.51 $19.31 $40,170
Residential Building Construction 3,140 0.46 $24.64 $51,260
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,000 0.28 $20.38 $42,390
Building Finishing Contractors 1,300 0.18 $20.19 $41,990
Employment Services 1,160 0.03 $17.52 $36,450

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 99,820 12.51 $19.31 $40,170
Residential Building Construction 3,140 0.46 $24.64 $51,260
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,000 0.28 $20.38 $42,390
Building Finishing Contractors 1,300 0.18 $20.19 $41,990
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 220 0.10 $15.43 $32,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $30.43 $63,300
Educational Support Services 40 0.03 $29.31 $60,960
Local Government (OES Designation) 260 (7) $28.30 $58,860
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 50 (7) $27.46 $57,120
Lessors of Real Estate 40 0.01 $24.86 $51,700


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)
Florida 14,790 1.87 2.35 $15.33 $31,880
California 14,200 0.92 1.15 $23.63 $49,140
Texas 5,670 0.49 0.62 $15.82 $32,900
Illinois 5,070 0.87 1.09 $22.64 $47,090
New York 4,750 0.53 0.66 $27.97 $58,190



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)
Florida 14,790 1.87 2.35 $15.33 $31,880
Oregon 2,420 1.39 1.75 $20.48 $42,590
Hawaii 820 1.32 1.66 $24.49 $50,940
Wyoming 370 1.31 1.65 $16.59 $34,510
New Mexico 1,020 1.28 1.61 $15.52 $32,270



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,750 0.53 0.66 $27.97 $58,190
Alaska 240 0.72 0.91 $27.56 $57,320
New Jersey 1,910 0.49 0.62 $26.93 $56,020
Minnesota 2,180 0.79 0.99 $26.83 $55,810
District of Columbia 40 0.06 0.07 $25.29 $52,610




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-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,150 0.88 1.11 $23.08 $48,000
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,670 0.41 0.52 $34.96 $72,710
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,600 1.39 1.74 $17.32 $36,030
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,050 1.69 2.12 $16.19 $33,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,020 0.49 0.62 $24.32 $50,580
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,610 1.48 1.86 $22.82 $47,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.67 0.85 $16.78 $34,910
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,560 1.02 1.29 $23.17 $48,180
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 1,550 1.47 1.85 $22.85 $47,530
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,530 1.37 1.72 $14.97 $31,130