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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Roofers
Industry profile for Roofers
Geographic profile for Roofers

National estimates for Roofers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Roofers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
128,680 2.1 % $ 22.60 $ 47,010 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Roofers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.09 $ 16.26 $ 20.95 $ 27.33 $ 34.66
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,220 $ 33,810 $ 43,580 $ 56,860 $ 72,100


Industry profile for Roofers: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Roofers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Roofers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Roofers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 118,430 12.81 $ 22.63 $ 47,080
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,680 0.33 $ 23.34 $ 48,540
Residential Building Construction 2,430 0.30 $ 22.06 $ 45,890
Employment Services 1,330 0.04 $ 20.02 $ 41,650
Building Finishing Contractors 1,250 0.16 $ 23.01 $ 47,860

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Roofers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 118,430 12.81 $ 22.63 $ 47,080
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,680 0.33 $ 23.34 $ 48,540
Residential Building Construction 2,430 0.30 $ 22.06 $ 45,890
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 530 0.23 $ 17.11 $ 35,580
Building Finishing Contractors 1,250 0.16 $ 23.01 $ 47,860

Top paying industries for Roofers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 170 (7) $ 31.83 $ 66,210
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 40 (7) $ 30.48 $ 63,390
Building Equipment Contractors 420 0.02 $ 25.78 $ 53,610
Elementary and Secondary Schools 280 (7) $ 25.71 $ 53,480
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 (7) $ 25.43 $ 52,890


Geographic profile for Roofers: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Roofers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Roofers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Roofers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 22,990 2.72 2.94 $ 17.55 $ 36,500
California 19,550 1.19 1.29 $ 26.41 $ 54,940
Texas 7,220 0.60 0.64 $ 18.03 $ 37,510
Washington 4,910 1.54 1.66 $ 29.94 $ 62,280
New York 4,850 0.56 0.60 $ 31.92 $ 66,400




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Roofers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 22,990 2.72 2.94 $ 17.55 $ 36,500
Oregon 3,200 1.77 1.92 $ 24.99 $ 51,970
Hawaii 920 1.61 1.74 $ 29.83 $ 62,050
Utah 2,350 1.58 1.71 $ 22.43 $ 46,660
Washington 4,910 1.54 1.66 $ 29.94 $ 62,280




Top paying states for Roofers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,850 0.56 0.60 $ 31.92 $ 66,400
New Jersey 1,810 0.48 0.52 $ 30.51 $ 63,460
Washington 4,910 1.54 1.66 $ 29.94 $ 62,280
Hawaii 920 1.61 1.74 $ 29.83 $ 62,050
Connecticut 840 0.54 0.59 $ 29.24 $ 60,830





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Roofers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,580 0.96 1.04 $ 25.34 $ 52,720
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,000 2.00 2.16 $ 18.13 $ 37,710
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,800 0.43 0.46 $ 33.55 $ 69,780
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,610 2.77 3.00 $ 17.85 $ 37,130
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,660 1.36 1.47 $ 32.26 $ 67,100
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,640 0.60 0.65 $ 28.88 $ 60,070
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,620 0.73 0.79 $ 17.79 $ 37,000
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,600 1.12 1.21 $ 28.55 $ 59,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,430 0.80 0.87 $ 24.43 $ 50,820
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 2,310 8.84 9.56 $ 16.10 $ 33,490




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Roofers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 2,310 8.84 9.56 $ 16.10 $ 33,490
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 400 7.77 8.39 $ 18.19 $ 37,830
Longview, WA 230 6.26 6.76 $ 27.10 $ 56,370
Homosassa Springs, FL 160 5.20 5.62 $ 16.81 $ 34,960
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 1,430 4.87 5.26 $ 17.39 $ 36,180
Punta Gorda, FL 200 4.34 4.69 $ 19.93 $ 41,460
Redding, CA 270 4.22 4.56 $ 26.77 $ 55,680
Port St. Lucie, FL 600 4.08 4.41 $ 19.36 $ 40,280
Sebring, FL 100 4.05 4.38 $ 18.27 $ 38,000
Ocala, FL 400 3.93 4.25 $ 17.08 $ 35,530