Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
13,130 5.4 % $12.46 $25,910 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.58 $9.80 $11.69 $14.43 $17.44
Annual Wage (2) $17,840 $20,390 $24,320 $30,020 $36,270


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 12,830 1.80 $12.45 $25,900
Building Finishing Contractors 90 0.01 $11.26 $23,420
Residential Building Construction 70 0.01 $13.88 $28,870
Nonresidential Building Construction 60 0.01 $13.99 $29,100

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 12,830 1.80 $12.45 $25,900
Building Finishing Contractors 90 0.01 $11.26 $23,420
Nonresidential Building Construction 60 0.01 $13.99 $29,100
Residential Building Construction 70 0.01 $13.88 $28,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 60 0.01 $13.99 $29,100
Residential Building Construction 70 0.01 $13.88 $28,870
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 12,830 1.80 $12.45 $25,900
Building Finishing Contractors 90 0.01 $11.26 $23,420


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 1,390 0.19 1.89 $11.75 $24,430
Texas 1,210 0.11 1.12 $11.83 $24,620
California 870 0.06 0.60 $14.20 $29,530
Illinois 750 0.13 1.33 $12.08 $25,120
Virginia 730 0.20 2.04 $14.57 $30,310




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)
Tennessee 680 0.25 2.54 $12.40 $25,800
Utah 300 0.24 2.42 $12.57 $26,150
Maryland 520 0.21 2.07 $14.88 $30,940
Virginia 730 0.20 2.04 $14.57 $30,310
Maine 120 0.20 2.01 $10.63 $22,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $19.29 $40,120
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $16.38 $34,070
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $16.04 $33,360
Connecticut 40 0.02 0.22 $15.58 $32,400
Idaho 80 0.13 1.26 $15.02 $31,250





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 390 0.16 1.66 $14.82 $30,820
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 320 0.40 4.05 $12.85 $26,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 280 0.12 1.24 $13.19 $27,440
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 280 0.10 1.04 $12.47 $25,930
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 250 0.05 0.48 $13.83 $28,770
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 250 0.24 2.40 $11.29 $23,480
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 220 0.19 1.97 $13.34 $27,750
Baltimore-Towson, MD 220 0.17 1.71 $17.26 $35,900
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 200 0.95 9.61 $12.66 $26,320
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 200 0.16 1.57 $13.71 $28,520




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 200 0.95 9.61 $12.66 $26,320
Provo-Orem, UT 110 0.58 5.87 $13.66 $28,420
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 320 0.40 4.05 $12.85 $26,740
Montgomery, AL 60 0.36 3.66 $8.80 $18,310
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 60 0.32 3.21 $12.67 $26,350
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 190 0.32 3.19 $11.88 $24,710
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 90 0.30 3.03 $11.24 $23,380
Savannah, GA 40 0.26 2.63 $10.11 $21,030
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 160 0.26 2.60 $14.52 $30,200
Raleigh-Cary, NC 140 0.25 2.57 $12.10 $25,180




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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $22.78 $47,370
Baltimore-Towson, MD 220 0.17 1.71 $17.26 $35,900
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $16.45 $34,220
Spokane, WA (8) (8) (8) $15.68 $32,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 390 0.16 1.66 $14.82 $30,820
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 160 0.26 2.60 $14.52 $30,200
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $14.25 $29,640
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.22 $29,570
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 250 0.05 0.48 $13.83 $28,770
Boise City-Nampa, ID (8) (8) (8) $13.77 $28,630

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 3.19 $11.65 $24,230
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 4.56 $11.87 $24,690
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 4.87 $10.39 $21,610
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 2.79 $9.25 $19,230
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.52 $10.78 $22,420

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)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 4.87 $10.39 $21,610
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 4.56 $11.87 $24,690
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 3.19 $11.65 $24,230
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 2.79 $9.25 $19,230
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 2.82 $9.22 $19,170

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.59 $26,180
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 4.56 $11.87 $24,690
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 3.19 $11.65 $24,230
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.52 $10.78 $22,420
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.67 $10.58 $22,010


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014