Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
116,410 1.7 % $20.23 $42,080 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.04 $14.48 $18.15 $24.03 $31.07
Annual Wage (2) $25,040 $30,110 $37,760 $49,980 $64,630


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 106,140 12.56 $20.08 $41,760
Residential Building Construction 2,920 0.41 $23.57 $49,030
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,930 0.25 $23.87 $49,650
Employment Services 1,610 0.04 $17.36 $36,110
Building Finishing Contractors 1,310 0.17 $19.30 $40,150

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 106,140 12.56 $20.08 $41,760
Residential Building Construction 2,920 0.41 $23.57 $49,030
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,930 0.25 $23.87 $49,650
Building Finishing Contractors 1,310 0.17 $19.30 $40,150
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 220 0.10 $15.44 $32,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 250 (7) $29.50 $61,360
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $29.04 $60,410
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 (7) $28.44 $59,160
Lessors of Real Estate 80 0.01 $26.63 $55,400
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,930 0.25 $23.87 $49,650


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 15,930 1.94 2.34 $15.63 $32,510
California 15,670 0.98 1.18 $24.54 $51,050
Texas 6,750 0.57 0.69 $15.98 $33,230
New York 5,070 0.56 0.67 $30.23 $62,880
Illinois 5,050 0.86 1.03 $26.02 $54,130




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 15,930 1.94 2.34 $15.63 $32,510
Oregon 2,790 1.56 1.88 $20.26 $42,140
New Mexico 1,210 1.51 1.82 $15.02 $31,240
Hawaii 880 1.39 1.68 $23.88 $49,670
Washington 4,050 1.32 1.59 $23.12 $48,100




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 5,070 0.56 0.67 $30.23 $62,880
New Jersey 1,750 0.44 0.53 $28.49 $59,260
Minnesota 2,180 0.78 0.94 $27.74 $57,710
Connecticut 740 0.44 0.53 $26.15 $54,380
Illinois 5,050 0.86 1.03 $26.02 $54,130





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,030 0.83 1.00 $27.56 $57,320
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,800 1.45 1.74 $19.83 $41,240
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,710 0.41 0.50 $36.12 $75,130
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,440 1.93 2.33 $15.01 $31,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,420 0.57 0.69 $25.99 $54,050
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,940 0.80 0.96 $16.88 $35,110
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,880 1.66 2.00 $22.72 $47,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,720 0.67 0.81 $18.29 $38,050
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,670 1.18 1.42 $17.51 $36,430
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,670 1.07 1.29 $24.77 $51,510