Roofer Salary (United States)

Men account for the majority of Roofers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.34 per hour. Residency and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Benefits are common in this line of work, with about a third reporting medical and dental coverage and 13 percent collecting vision insurance. Most Roofers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Roofer Salary (?
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$21,197 - $70,090
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MEDIAN: $40,285
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$10.26 - $25.60
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
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$21,197 - $70,090  
   
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$0.00 - $1,100  
Total Pay (?
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$22,089 - $58,226  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
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$10.26 - $25.60  
   
Overtime
$14.71 - $37.49  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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Total Pay (?
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$22,089 - $58,226  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 665
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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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For Roofers, career progression may result in a considerable increase in compensation. Typically, a Construction Project Manager, an upper-level role, can earn an extra $36K annually than those further down the career ladder. Roofers most often move into positions as Metal Roofers or Carpenters, where they can expect an extra $1,778 or $6,592 per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Roofer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay for Roofers increases steadily with experience. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $29K, increasing to $34K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $38K. Even after two decades, Roofers continue to experience substantial salary development and pay is estimated at $42K. Roofers with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is the one with the most experience to boot—more than 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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National Average
$34,000
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For those looking to make money, Roofers in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 78 percent above the national average. Roofers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+34 percent).

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Experience Affects Roofer Salaries

Late-Career
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$34,000
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Skills That Affect Roofer Salaries

foreman
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$34,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

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