|Quick Facts: Roofers|
|2012 Median Pay||
$35,290 per year
$16.97 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Less than high school|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||132,700|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||11% (As fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||15,200|
Roofers repair and install the roofs of buildings using a variety of materials, including shingles, asphalt, and metal.
Roofing work can be hot and physically demanding. It involves heavy lifting, as well as climbing and bending. Overtime may be required to finish a job, especially during busier summer months.
Although most roofers learn on the job, some learn their trade through an apprenticeship program. There are no specific education requirements for roofers.
The median annual wage for roofers was $35,290 in May 2012.
Employment of roofers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Most of the demand for roofers will stem from roof replacement needs and high job turnover.
Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of roofers with similar occupations.
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