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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
129,690 1.9 % $22.03 $45,820 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.76 $15.94 $20.24 $26.65 $34.10
Annual Wage (2) $26,540 $33,160 $42,100 $55,440 $70,920


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 119,370 12.75 $22.08 $45,920
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,350 0.28 $23.70 $49,290
Residential Building Construction 2,210 0.27 $20.78 $43,220
Employment Services 1,420 0.04 $18.89 $39,280
Building Finishing Contractors 1,360 0.16 $21.07 $43,820

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 119,370 12.75 $22.08 $45,920
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,350 0.28 $23.70 $49,290
Residential Building Construction 2,210 0.27 $20.78 $43,220
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 480 0.21 $16.31 $33,920
Building Finishing Contractors 1,360 0.16 $21.07 $43,820

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) 180 (7) $32.39 $67,370
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 (7) $29.05 $60,420
Elementary and Secondary Schools 300 (7) $25.41 $52,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $25.01 $52,010
Building Equipment Contractors 610 0.03 $24.29 $50,520


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 22,800 2.59 2.94 $17.85 $37,140
California 18,900 1.09 1.23 $25.47 $52,980
Texas 7,400 0.60 0.67 $17.15 $35,670
New York 5,330 0.56 0.63 $32.33 $67,250
Washington 5,100 1.54 1.74 $28.63 $59,540




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 22,800 2.59 2.94 $17.85 $37,140
Oregon 3,430 1.80 2.04 $21.73 $45,200
Washington 5,100 1.54 1.74 $28.63 $59,540
New Mexico 1,260 1.53 1.74 $16.26 $33,830
Utah 2,190 1.46 1.65 $20.48 $42,590




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 5,330 0.56 0.63 $32.33 $67,250
Hawaii 780 1.23 1.39 $31.05 $64,590
New Jersey 1,850 0.45 0.51 $30.50 $63,450
Connecticut 770 0.46 0.52 $29.25 $60,850
Alaska 220 0.69 0.78 $29.09 $60,510





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 5,650 0.91 1.03 $25.16 $52,340
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,240 1.98 2.25 $17.63 $36,660
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,800 0.39 0.45 $35.66 $74,180
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,610 2.70 3.06 $18.06 $37,560
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,140 0.67 0.76 $29.57 $61,500
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,900 1.44 1.63 $31.38 $65,270
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,730 1.10 1.25 $26.49 $55,100
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,530 0.69 0.78 $16.83 $35,010
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 2,290 8.47 9.59 $17.19 $35,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,230 0.70 0.79 $24.49 $50,940