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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Roofers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
129,890 1.6 % $ 23.51 $ 48,890 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Roofers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.36 $ 17.88 $ 22.65 $ 28.60 $ 35.19
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,870 $ 37,190 $ 47,110 $ 59,480 $ 73,190


Industry profile for Roofers:

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 118,780 12.73 $ 23.52 $ 48,930
Residential Building Construction 3,880 0.46 $ 23.14 $ 48,120
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,630 0.21 $ 25.44 $ 52,920
Building Finishing Contractors 1,240 0.15 $ 24.85 $ 51,690
Building Equipment Contractors 970 0.04 $ 24.92 $ 51,830

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 118,780 12.73 $ 23.52 $ 48,930
Residential Building Construction 3,880 0.46 $ 23.14 $ 48,120
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 550 0.23 $ 16.74 $ 34,820
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,630 0.21 $ 25.44 $ 52,920
Building Finishing Contractors 1,240 0.15 $ 24.85 $ 51,690

Top paying industries for Roofers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 40 (7) $ 31.62 $ 65,770
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 160 (7) $ 31.27 $ 65,040
Real Estate 90 0.01 $ 28.71 $ 59,720
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $ 27.29 $ 56,760
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,630 0.21 $ 25.44 $ 52,920


Geographic profile for Roofers:

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.



Map of employment of roofers by state, May 2021


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 22,860 2.66 2.88 $ 19.63 $ 40,820
California 18,060 1.09 1.18 $ 29.12 $ 60,580
Texas 6,220 0.51 0.55 $ 19.25 $ 40,030
New York 5,370 0.62 0.67 $ 26.19 $ 54,480
Illinois 5,210 0.93 1.01 $ 30.47 $ 63,380


Map of location quotient of roofers by state, May 2021


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 22,860 2.66 2.88 $ 19.63 $ 40,820
Oregon 3,190 1.75 1.89 $ 23.98 $ 49,880
Hawaii 930 1.69 1.84 $ 27.75 $ 57,720
Washington 4,930 1.54 1.67 $ 28.33 $ 58,920
Arizona 3,900 1.35 1.47 $ 22.81 $ 47,450


Map of annual mean wages of roofers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Roofers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 230 0.76 0.83 $ 36.90 $ 76,760
Massachusetts 2,130 0.63 0.68 $ 31.76 $ 66,060
Connecticut 800 0.51 0.55 $ 30.74 $ 63,950
Illinois 5,210 0.93 1.01 $ 30.47 $ 63,380
Rhode Island 280 0.62 0.67 $ 29.79 $ 61,970



Map of employment of roofers by area, May 2021


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)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,820 1.96 2.13 $ 20.63 $ 42,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,700 0.82 0.89 $ 29.11 $ 60,560
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,850 0.91 0.99 $ 31.74 $ 66,030
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,750 0.43 0.47 $ 27.87 $ 57,960
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,140 2.67 2.90 $ 19.39 $ 40,340
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,130 1.48 1.61 $ 23.41 $ 48,690
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,090 2.40 2.60 $ 19.78 $ 41,130
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,630 1.37 1.49 $ 30.07 $ 62,540
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,510 0.70 0.76 $ 19.92 $ 41,430
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,320 1.03 1.12 $ 32.79 $ 68,190


Map of location quotient of roofers by area, May 2021


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)
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 350 6.86 7.44 $ 20.23 $ 42,070
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 1,740 6.53 7.09 $ 20.42 $ 42,480
Homosassa Springs, FL 170 5.28 5.73 $ 16.55 $ 34,420
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 1,540 5.24 5.69 $ 19.87 $ 41,340
Longview, WA 180 4.79 5.20 $ 27.35 $ 56,890
Port St. Lucie, FL 700 4.68 5.08 $ 19.35 $ 40,240
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 620 4.22 4.57 $ 20.56 $ 42,760
Morristown, TN 180 3.93 4.26 $ 17.98 $ 37,400
Bellingham, WA 300 3.69 4.00 $ 26.67 $ 55,460
Redding, CA 230 3.59 3.90 $ 26.00 $ 54,080