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Roofer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Roofers earn an average of $15.28 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Roofers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Slightly less than a third enjoy medical while slightly less than a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly an eighth. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$22,257 - $61,377
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$10.35 - $25.56
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$22,257 - $61,377  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,039  
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$22,414 - $57,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.35 - $25.56  
   
Overtime
$14.78 - $37.53  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,039  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,414 - $57,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 693
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Job Description for Roofer

Roofers may work in commercial and residential settings to assess, repair, or build roofs. A roofer must be able to perform accurate, occasionally intricate work, as well as be able to work safely. A roofer generally works either for a general construction company or for one that specializes in working with the construction and repair of roofs specifically.

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Roofer Tasks

  • Inspect roofs for problems, decides best options for repair, and performs repair work.
  • Provides customers with cost estimates for work.
  • Replace or install new roofing systems on buildings, customizing materials for individual roofs.

Common Career Paths for Roofer


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Roofers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Construction Project Manager. The average Construction Project Manager bring home $70K per year. Typical career progression for a Roofer involves becoming a Metal Roofer or a Carpenter, roles that pay $2K more and $7K more on average.

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Roofers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know foreman can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Roofer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Roofers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $28K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $34K. Roofers bring in $38K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $43K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Roofer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Roofer Salaries

foreman
up arrow 30%

Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 3%

National Average
$34,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 68%