Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
103,650 1.7 % $19.04 $39,600 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.26 $13.64 $17.19 $22.97 $29.44
Annual Wage (2) $23,410 $28,360 $35,760 $47,780 $61,240


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 94,740 12.57 $18.85 $39,220
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,570 0.23 $20.89 $43,450
Building Finishing Contractors 1,390 0.20 $19.74 $41,070
Building Equipment Contractors 900 0.05 $20.87 $43,400
Employment Services 600 0.02 $15.65 $32,560

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 94,740 12.57 $18.85 $39,220
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,570 0.23 $20.89 $43,450
Building Finishing Contractors 1,390 0.20 $19.74 $41,070
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 250 0.12 $13.54 $28,160
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 70 0.06 $15.05 $31,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $31.27 $65,040
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 (7) $27.30 $56,790
Local Government (OES Designation) 210 (7) $25.82 $53,710
Lessors of Real Estate 100 0.02 $25.37 $52,760
Educational Support Services 40 0.03 $24.49 $50,930


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 13,530 1.77 2.30 $15.19 $31,590
California 13,450 0.89 1.16 $23.15 $48,160
Texas 5,540 0.49 0.64 $14.28 $29,700
Ohio 4,660 0.90 1.17 $18.26 $37,980
Illinois 4,490 0.78 1.01 $22.33 $46,440



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 13,530 1.77 2.30 $15.19 $31,590
Oregon 2,180 1.30 1.69 $18.85 $39,200
Hawaii 720 1.18 1.54 $25.18 $52,370
Wyoming 330 1.16 1.51 $16.83 $35,010
Washington 3,260 1.13 1.47 $21.75 $45,230



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 50 0.08 0.10 $30.43 $63,290
Alaska 260 0.81 1.06 $29.59 $61,550
New Jersey 1,880 0.49 0.63 $26.05 $54,180
Minnesota 2,030 0.74 0.97 $25.57 $53,190
New York 4,450 0.50 0.66 $25.56 $53,170




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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,800 0.75 0.97 $23.04 $47,930
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,230 1.88 2.46 $15.74 $32,740
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,140 1.17 1.53 $15.66 $32,580
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,850 0.34 0.45 $31.67 $65,880
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,840 1.24 1.62 $24.05 $50,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,670 0.41 0.54 $22.48 $46,760
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.67 0.87 $14.71 $30,600
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,450 1.41 1.84 $23.23 $48,320
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,430 1.08 1.41 $21.00 $43,670
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,420 1.31 1.71 $15.17 $31,550



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)
Punta Gorda, FL 190 4.43 5.78 $14.29 $29,730
Port St. Lucie, FL 530 4.12 5.37 $15.46 $32,160
Longview, WA 130 3.90 5.09 $20.61 $42,870
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 950 3.69 4.81 $14.82 $30,820
Naples-Marco Island, FL 460 3.67 4.79 $15.83 $32,920
Ocala, FL 310 3.37 4.40 $15.52 $32,290
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 130 2.83 3.69 $15.09 $31,380
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 630 2.81 3.67 $13.75 $28,600
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 530 2.73 3.56 $15.47 $32,180
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 130 2.69 3.50 $18.29 $38,050