Roofer Salary

Men make up the majority of Roofers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $15.51 per hour. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Just under one in three enjoy medical while approximately one in five get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one in eight. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,382 - $80,511
(Median)
$23K
$42K
$81K
MEDIAN: $41,701
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$10.44 - $26.02
(Median)
$10
$16
$26
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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$23,382 - $80,511  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,732  
Profit Sharing
$101.74  
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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$22,870 - $61,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.44 - $26.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.20  
Overtime
$15.10 - $37.91  
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
$0.00 - $1,732  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.74  
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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$22,870 - $61,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,091
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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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At the upper end, Roofers who move into a Construction Project Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Construction Project Managers is a much higher $70K per year. Roofers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Metal Roofers or Carpenters. The median paychecks in those roles are $1K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Roofer


Roofers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with foreman and Roofing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Those listing Cleaning as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Gutter Installation and Siding Installation also typically command lower compensation. Gutter Installation and Roofing Materials Installation are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Roofer

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $30K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $35K. For Roofers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $41K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $44K.

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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.

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 27%


Mid-Career
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National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Roofer Salaries

foreman
up arrow 27%

Roofing
up arrow 12%

Carpentry
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 1%

Siding Installation
up arrow 4%

Gutter Installation
up arrow 10%

Cleaning
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 67%
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