Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
9,550 6.4 % $14.28 $29,710 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.07 $11.71 $13.70 $16.05 $18.91
Annual Wage (2) $20,940 $24,360 $28,500 $33,390 $39,330


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 9,270 1.05 $14.25 $29,640
Nonresidential Building Construction 170 0.02 $16.27 $33,830
Building Finishing Contractors 40 0.01 $14.94 $31,080
Employment Services 30 0.00 $13.96 $29,030

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 9,270 1.05 $14.25 $29,640
Nonresidential Building Construction 170 0.02 $16.27 $33,830
Building Finishing Contractors 40 0.01 $14.94 $31,080
Employment Services 30 0.00 $13.96 $29,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 170 0.02 $16.27 $33,830
Building Finishing Contractors 40 0.01 $14.94 $31,080
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 9,270 1.05 $14.25 $29,640
Employment Services 30 (7) $13.96 $29,030


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 1,360 0.16 2.42 $13.52 $28,120
Texas 800 0.07 1.01 $13.30 $27,660
California 770 0.05 0.69 $18.84 $39,190
Virginia 560 0.15 2.21 $13.15 $27,340
Maryland 520 0.20 2.93 $16.36 $34,030




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)
Vermont 70 0.24 3.59 $14.15 $29,420
Maryland 520 0.20 2.93 $16.36 $34,030
South Dakota 70 0.17 2.56 $11.74 $24,430
Florida 1,360 0.16 2.42 $13.52 $28,120
Virginia 560 0.15 2.21 $13.15 $27,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $24.02 $49,960
Missouri 110 0.04 0.60 $22.65 $47,120
California 770 0.05 0.69 $18.84 $39,190
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $18.80 $39,110
Georgia 30 0.01 0.12 $17.13 $35,630



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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 Metropolitan Division 380 0.15 2.27 $15.60 $32,450
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 360 0.30 4.50 $12.92 $26,870
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 160 0.07 0.98 $12.76 $26,530
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 120 0.17 2.48 $12.28 $25,550
Eugene, OR 70 0.45 6.71 $13.76 $28,630
Chattanooga, TN-GA 40 0.17 2.52 $12.51 $26,020
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 30 0.28 4.11 $14.71 $30,600
Bangor, ME 30 0.53 7.85 $15.77 $32,790
Tuscaloosa, AL 30 0.33 4.87 $10.82 $22,510
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 30 0.18 2.71 $11.23 $23,360


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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)
Bangor, ME 30 0.53 7.85 $15.77 $32,790
Eugene, OR 70 0.45 6.71 $13.76 $28,630
Tuscaloosa, AL 30 0.33 4.87 $10.82 $22,510
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 360 0.30 4.50 $12.92 $26,870
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 30 0.28 4.11 $14.71 $30,600
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 30 0.18 2.71 $11.23 $23,360
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 120 0.17 2.48 $12.28 $25,550
Chattanooga, TN-GA 40 0.17 2.52 $12.51 $26,020
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 380 0.15 2.27 $15.60 $32,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 160 0.07 0.98 $12.76 $26,530


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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)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $19.61 $40,790
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.36 $34,030
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $16.04 $33,360
Bangor, ME 30 0.53 7.85 $15.77 $32,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 380 0.15 2.27 $15.60 $32,450
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 30 0.28 4.11 $14.71 $30,600
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY (8) (8) (8) $14.62 $30,400
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $14.56 $30,290
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $14.35 $29,850
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $14.16 $29,460


About May 2017 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018