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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Helpers--Roofers
Industry profile for Helpers--Roofers
Geographic profile for Helpers--Roofers

National estimates for Helpers--Roofers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Helpers--Roofers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
8,390 12.2 % $ 16.86 $ 35,080 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Helpers--Roofers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.83 $ 13.50 $ 15.99 $ 19.15 $ 23.87
Annual Wage (2) $ 24,610 $ 28,080 $ 33,260 $ 39,840 $ 49,650


Industry profile for Helpers--Roofers: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Helpers--Roofers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 8,270 0.89 $ 16.87 $ 35,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Helpers--Roofers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 8,270 0.89 $ 16.87 $ 35,090

Top paying industries for Helpers--Roofers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 8,270 0.89 $ 16.87 $ 35,090


Geographic profile for Helpers--Roofers: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Helpers--Roofers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 1,310 0.15 2.56 $ 16.44 $ 34,200
Texas 700 0.06 0.96 $ 14.98 $ 31,150
Virginia 620 0.17 2.76 $ 15.12 $ 31,460
Illinois 530 0.09 1.55 $ 17.78 $ 36,970
Ohio 390 0.08 1.25 $ 16.95 $ 35,260




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 100 0.35 5.80 $ 20.51 $ 42,660
Virginia 620 0.17 2.76 $ 15.12 $ 31,460
New Mexico 130 0.16 2.67 $ 15.71 $ 32,670
Florida 1,310 0.15 2.56 $ 16.44 $ 34,200
Kansas 160 0.12 2.05 $ 16.63 $ 34,580




Top paying states for Helpers--Roofers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 100 0.35 5.80 $ 20.51 $ 42,660
California (8) (8) (8) $ 20.02 $ 41,630
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $ 18.39 $ 38,240
Massachusetts 140 0.04 0.71 $ 17.84 $ 37,100
Illinois 530 0.09 1.55 $ 17.78 $ 36,970





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Helpers--Roofers:

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 440 0.15 2.42 $ 16.81 $ 34,970
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 410 0.10 1.58 $ 17.26 $ 35,910
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 310 0.15 2.43 (8) (8)
Raleigh, NC 100 0.17 2.75 $ 14.22 $ 29,580
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 100 0.11 1.82 $ 16.30 $ 33,910
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 30 0.36 5.97 $ 14.13 $ 29,380
Erie, PA 30 0.27 4.52 $ 18.24 $ 37,940




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 30 0.36 5.97 $ 14.13 $ 29,380
Erie, PA 30 0.27 4.52 $ 18.24 $ 37,940
Raleigh, NC 100 0.17 2.75 $ 14.22 $ 29,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 310 0.15 2.43 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 440 0.15 2.42 $ 16.81 $ 34,970
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 100 0.11 1.82 $ 16.30 $ 33,910
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 410 0.10 1.58 $ 17.26 $ 35,910




Top paying metropolitan areas for Helpers--Roofers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 24.18 $ 50,290
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $ 19.03 $ 39,590
Erie, PA 30 0.27 4.52 $ 18.24 $ 37,940
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) $ 17.51 $ 36,420
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $ 17.44 $ 36,280
Toledo, OH (8) (8) (8) $ 17.38 $ 36,150
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 410 0.10 1.58 $ 17.26 $ 35,910
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (8) (8) (8) $ 17.26 $ 35,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 440 0.15 2.42 $ 16.81 $ 34,970
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 100 0.11 1.82 $ 16.30 $ 33,910


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021