Commissions constitute a big slice (more than double on average) of overall compensation for Roofers, and the median take-home for this group lies near $36K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and the particular employer. Close to a third enjoy medical while a little less than a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-seventh. For the most part, Roofers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,489 - $77,171
$23K
$40K
$77K
MEDIAN: $39,521
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$11.02 - $25.51
$11
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,489 - $77,171  
   
Bonus
$51.06 - $4,085  
Profit Sharing
$1,977  
Commission
$37,000  
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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$23,809 - $59,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.02 - $25.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.77  
Overtime
$15.55 - $36.35  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$51.06 - $4,085  
   
Commission
$37,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,977  
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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$23,809 - $59,773  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,299

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Roofer


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Roofers who advance into the role of a Construction Project Manager are fairly uncommon. Construction Project Managers on average earn $70K per year. It is more probable, however, that Roofers become Carpenters or Metal Roofers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Roofer


Tecta America Corporation attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $34K.

Popular Skills for Roofer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with foreman, Roofing, and roofer are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 13 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Those listing Cleaning as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Welding and Team Leadership also typically command lower compensation. Roofing Materials Installation is a skill commonly found among those who know Cleaning.

Pay by Experience Level for Roofer

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


For Roofers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $31K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $37K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Roofers make a median salary of $41K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $45K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,740

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Roofers will find that St. Louis offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 48 percent. Roofers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+46 percent), San Diego (+45 percent), Philadelphia (+44 percent), and Chicago (+25 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Pittsburgh is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 4 percent less in Houston and 2 percent less in Buffalo, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Roofer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Roofer?

Roofer in Houston:
"New people interactions fun environment."
Pros: Seeing new houses meeting new people and learning more each day about math and design.
Cons: Long hours the Texas heat and constant unstability.

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Key Stats for Roofer

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 159 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Roofer Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Roofer Salaries

foreman
up arrow 23%

Roofing
up arrow 13%

roofer
up arrow 7%

National Average
$36,000

Carpentry
up arrow 1%


Carpenter
up arrow 3%



shingling
up arrow 9%

Team Leadership
up arrow 11%

Welding
up arrow 14%

Cleaning
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 67%
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