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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
128,680 1.7 % $21.09 $43,870 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.28 $15.34 $19.22 $25.07 $31.97
Annual Wage (2) $25,540 $31,910 $39,970 $52,140 $66,510


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 117,570 12.88 $21.09 $43,870
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,650 0.33 $22.94 $47,710
Residential Building Construction 2,400 0.31 $18.96 $39,430
Building Finishing Contractors 1,820 0.22 $21.13 $43,940
Employment Services 1,550 0.04 $18.52 $38,530

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 117,570 12.88 $21.09 $43,870
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,650 0.33 $22.94 $47,710
Residential Building Construction 2,400 0.31 $18.96 $39,430
Building Finishing Contractors 1,820 0.22 $21.13 $43,940
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 350 0.15 $16.44 $34,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 200 (7) $31.31 $65,110
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 (7) $28.81 $59,930
Real Estate (8) (8) $25.62 $53,280
Building Equipment Contractors 850 0.04 $24.51 $50,990
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 (7) $24.42 $50,800


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 21,040 2.44 2.75 $16.78 $34,900
California 18,440 1.08 1.22 $24.40 $50,740
Texas 7,720 0.64 0.72 $16.94 $35,230
New York 4,910 0.52 0.59 $31.50 $65,520
Ohio 4,620 0.85 0.96 $19.83 $41,240




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 21,040 2.44 2.75 $16.78 $34,900
Oregon 3,430 1.82 2.04 $20.09 $41,790
New Mexico 1,430 1.76 1.98 $15.15 $31,510
Utah 2,080 1.43 1.61 $18.06 $37,560
Washington 4,540 1.39 1.57 $25.74 $53,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,910 0.52 0.59 $31.50 $65,520
Illinois 4,460 0.74 0.84 $29.75 $61,870
New Jersey 1,440 0.36 0.40 $28.30 $58,870
Hawaii 860 1.34 1.51 $27.97 $58,170
Massachusetts 1,760 0.49 0.56 $27.85 $57,920





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,420 0.89 1.00 $24.29 $50,520
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,900 1.89 2.13 $16.79 $34,920
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,540 0.76 0.86 $31.46 $65,430
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,390 2.58 2.90 $15.89 $33,050
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,100 0.33 0.37 $34.56 $71,880
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,890 1.19 1.34 $24.94 $51,880
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,490 1.25 1.41 $26.91 $55,980
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,470 0.69 0.78 $17.34 $36,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,300 1.12 1.26 $18.61 $38,710
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,290 1.93 2.17 $22.77 $47,360