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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

47-3016 Helpers--Roofers

Help roofers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist roofers are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).


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)
8,960 9.6 % $16.04 $33,350 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.05 $13.03 $15.44 $18.47 $22.60
Annual Wage (2) $22,980 $27,100 $32,110 $38,420 $47,000


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 8,770 0.94 $16.02 $33,320

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 8,770 0.94 $16.02 $33,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 8,770 0.94 $16.02 $33,320


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 1,840 0.21 3.43 $15.90 $33,080
California 990 0.06 0.93 $21.36 $44,420
Texas 800 0.06 1.06 $14.19 $29,520
Virginia 780 0.20 3.29 $13.81 $28,730
Maryland 410 0.15 2.50 $18.00 $37,440




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)
Alaska 140 0.45 7.43 $20.24 $42,090
Florida 1,840 0.21 3.43 $15.90 $33,080
Virginia 780 0.20 3.29 $13.81 $28,730
Maryland 410 0.15 2.50 $18.00 $37,440
Louisiana 240 0.13 2.08 $12.72 $26,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 990 0.06 0.93 $21.36 $44,420
Alaska 140 0.45 7.43 $20.24 $42,090
Massachusetts 100 0.03 0.45 $18.82 $39,140
Maryland 410 0.15 2.50 $18.00 $37,440
Kentucky (8) (8) (8) $17.88 $37,190





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 700 0.22 3.59 $15.90 $33,080
Richmond, VA 210 0.32 5.30 $13.92 $28,940
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 190 0.09 1.45 $13.66 $28,410
Raleigh, NC 110 0.17 2.75 $13.92 $28,950
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 100 0.19 3.03 $14.89 $30,970
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 90 0.08 1.39 $13.27 $27,600
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 60 0.02 0.37 $19.02 $39,560
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 50 0.28 4.63 $12.23 $25,430
Lynchburg, VA 40 0.38 6.19 $12.22 $25,420
Bakersfield, CA 30 0.10 1.63 $13.67 $28,430




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Las Cruces, NM 30 0.44 7.25 $15.48 $32,210
Lynchburg, VA 40 0.38 6.19 $12.22 $25,420
Richmond, VA 210 0.32 5.30 $13.92 $28,940
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 50 0.28 4.63 $12.23 $25,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 700 0.22 3.59 $15.90 $33,080
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 100 0.19 3.03 $14.89 $30,970
Raleigh, NC 110 0.17 2.75 $13.92 $28,950
Bakersfield, CA 30 0.10 1.63 $13.67 $28,430
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 190 0.09 1.45 $13.66 $28,410
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 90 0.08 1.39 $13.27 $27,600




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.20 $50,340
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.44 $48,760
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $20.58 $42,800
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $19.69 $40,950
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 60 0.02 0.37 $19.02 $39,560
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (8) (8) (8) $16.75 $34,840
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (8) (8) (8) $16.57 $34,460
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $16.51 $34,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 700 0.22 3.59 $15.90 $33,080
Las Cruces, NM 30 0.44 7.25 $15.48 $32,210


About May 2019 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020