|Quick Facts: Roofers|
|2010 Median Pay||
$34,220 per year
$16.45 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, 2010||136,700|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||18% (About as fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||24,400|
Roofers repair and install the roofs of buildings using a variety of materials, including shingles, asphalt, and metal.
Roofing work is strenuous and tiring. It involves heavy lifting, as well as climbing and bending. Work-related injuries for roofers are among the highest of all occupations.
Although most roofers learn informally on the job, some learn their trade through a formal apprenticeship program.
The median annual wage of roofers was $34,220 in May 2010.
Employment of roofers is expected to grow 18 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The need to replace workers who leave the occupation will be the main source of job openings.
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