Roofer Salary

The median total income of Roofers is around $36K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (more than double, in fact) comes from commissions. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by years of experience and the specific company. Roughly a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about a fifth collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Roofers is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,530 - $75,928
$24K
$40K
$76K
MEDIAN: $39,947
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90%

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$11.18 - $25.40
$11
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$25
MEDIAN: $16.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,530 - $75,928  
   
Bonus
$50.34 - $4,036  
Profit Sharing
$1,952  
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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$24,063 - $59,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.18 - $25.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03 - $8.28  
Overtime
$15.62 - $36.78  
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
$50.34 - $4,036  
   
Commission
$37,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,952  
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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$24,063 - $59,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,327

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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 sometimes assume positions such as Construction Project Managers. That role pays $70K per year on average. A more common career path for Roofers is stepping into the role of Carpenter or Metal Roofer.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Roofer


Tecta America Corporation leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $34K.

Popular Skills for Roofer


Roofers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with foreman, Roofing, and roofer are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 6 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing Cleaning as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. shingling and Welding also typically command lower compensation. Employees educated in Cleaning are typically practiced in Roofing Materials Installation, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Roofer

Pay by Experience for a Roofer has a positive trend. An entry-level Roofer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 708 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Roofer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 381 salaries. An experienced Roofer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 423 salaries. A Roofer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 196 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,043

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

Home to some of the best pay for Roofers, Philadelphia offers exceptional salaries, 44 percent above the national average. Roofers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Louis (+44 percent), San Diego (+42 percent), Boston (+41 percent), and Portland (+36 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Grand Rapids, 14 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Atlanta (13 percent less) and Houston (3 percent less).

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
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 171 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Roofer Salaries

▲20%

▲15%

▲3%

National Average
$36,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Roofer Salaries

foreman
▲22%

Roofing
▲6%

roofer
▲5%

Team Leadership
▲1%

National Average
$36,000

Carpentry
▼2%


Carpenter
▼4%



Welding
▼7%

shingling
▼9%

Cleaning
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 65%
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