Roofer Salary

A sizeable majority of Roofers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $15.39 per hour. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Slightly less than a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little less than one-fifth collect dental insurance. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,857 - $81,458
(Median)
$24K
$42K
$81K
MEDIAN: $41,566
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$10.33 - $25.79
(Median)
$10
$15
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$23,857 - $81,458  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,449  
Profit Sharing
$70.00 - $3,100  
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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$22,691 - $59,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $25.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.74 - $1.28  
Overtime
$14.95 - $37.49  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,449  
   
Profit Sharing
$70.00 - $3,100  
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).
)
$22,691 - $59,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 852
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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 who transition into a Construction Project Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $70K per year. When Roofers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Metal Roofers or Carpenters. Those roles pay an additional $2K and $7K, respectively.

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Survey results suggest that Roofers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Roofing and foreman are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent and 28 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Gutter Installation and Siding Installation. Employees educated in Gutter Installation are typically practiced in Roofing Materials Installation, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Roofer

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Roofers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $29K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $34K. Roofers bring in $39K after working for 10 to 20 years. Roofers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $43K.

Roofer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Roofer in Corning:
"Keep busy work hard and learn."
Stay busy, work hard, stay focused, pay attention, learn from peers and elders, and try not to pay attention to anything but what your doing.

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Experience Affects Roofer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Roofer Salaries

Roofing
up arrow 46%

foreman
up arrow 28%

Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$34,000

Siding Installation
up arrow 5%

Gutter Installation
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 30% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 69%
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