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Roofer Salary (United States)

Most Roofers in the United States are men. Tutors earn an average of $15.34 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Slightly less than a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under a fifth collect dental insurance. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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
Salary
$21,197 - $70,090  
   
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$0.00 - $1,100  
Total Pay (?
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$22,089 - $58,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.26 - $25.60  
   
Overtime
$14.71 - $37.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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$0.00 - $1,100  
   
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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$22,089 - $58,226  
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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Roofers who transition into an upper level Construction Project Manager role may receive a large increase in pay as the position often pays $70K per year. Roofers typically move into roles as Metal Roofers or Carpenters, and those positions pay $2K more and $7K more, respectively.

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Roofers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, facility with foreman and Roofing Materials Installation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

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. 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. On average, Roofers make $38K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $43K. 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 those with more than 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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New York
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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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Mid-Career
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National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Roofer Salaries

foreman
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National Average
$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%