Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
8,630 7.4 % $15.26 $31,740 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.44 $12.42 $14.61 $17.57 $20.82
Annual Wage (2) $21,720 $25,830 $30,390 $36,550 $43,310


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 8,360 0.92 $15.23 $31,680
Nonresidential Building Construction 140 0.02 $16.78 $34,900
Employment Services 40 0.00 $14.15 $29,430

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 8,360 0.92 $15.23 $31,680
Nonresidential Building Construction 140 0.02 $16.78 $34,900
Employment Services 40 0.00 $14.15 $29,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 140 0.02 $16.78 $34,900
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 8,360 0.92 $15.23 $31,680
Employment Services 40 (7) $14.15 $29,430


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 1,590 0.19 3.10 $14.68 $30,540
California 930 0.05 0.92 $19.24 $40,030
Texas 650 0.05 0.90 $12.92 $26,860
Virginia 500 0.13 2.21 $14.27 $29,690
Pennsylvania 390 0.07 1.12 $15.18 $31,570




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 60 0.20 3.42 $14.27 $29,680
Florida 1,590 0.19 3.10 $14.68 $30,540
Virginia 500 0.13 2.21 $14.27 $29,690
Louisiana 260 0.13 2.24 $11.93 $24,810
Delaware 60 0.13 2.16 $15.52 $32,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri (8) (8) (8) $24.44 $50,840
Illinois 200 0.03 0.55 $22.11 $45,990
California 930 0.05 0.92 $19.24 $40,030
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $17.99 $37,410
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $17.36 $36,110





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 310 0.10 1.63 $17.54 $36,480
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 170 0.15 2.56 $19.20 $39,940
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 140 0.14 2.37 $13.58 $28,250
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 110 0.02 0.40 $22.01 $45,780
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 80 0.03 0.48 $17.09 $35,540
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 60 0.34 5.76 $12.57 $26,140
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 50 0.29 4.91 $11.90 $24,740
Chattanooga, TN-GA 40 0.17 2.88 $13.40 $27,880
Monroe, LA 40 0.50 8.35 $9.56 $19,880
Montgomery, AL 30 0.20 3.42 $12.19 $25,360




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)
Monroe, LA 40 0.50 8.35 $9.56 $19,880
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 60 0.34 5.76 $12.57 $26,140
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 50 0.29 4.91 $11.90 $24,740
Montgomery, AL 30 0.20 3.42 $12.19 $25,360
Chattanooga, TN-GA 40 0.17 2.88 $13.40 $27,880
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 170 0.15 2.56 $19.20 $39,940
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 140 0.14 2.37 $13.58 $28,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 310 0.10 1.63 $17.54 $36,480
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 80 0.03 0.48 $17.09 $35,540
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 110 0.02 0.40 $22.01 $45,780




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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 110 0.02 0.40 $22.01 $45,780
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $21.19 $44,070
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $19.62 $40,800
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 170 0.15 2.56 $19.20 $39,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 310 0.10 1.63 $17.54 $36,480
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $17.10 $35,560
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 80 0.03 0.48 $17.09 $35,540
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $16.70 $34,740
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $16.50 $34,310
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (8) (8) (8) $15.78 $32,830


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019