Roofer Salary

Men account for the majority of Roofers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $15.42 per hour. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to just under a third, and slightly less than a fifth earn dental coverage. Most Roofers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,023 - $80,748

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$10.36 - $25.80

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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
$24,023 - $80,748  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,441  
Profit Sharing
$70.00 - $3,100  
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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$22,851 - $59,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $25.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.74 - $1.28  
Overtime
$14.99 - $37.40  
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 - $1,441  
   
Profit Sharing
$70.00 - $3,100  
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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$22,851 - $59,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 870
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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 go on to become Construction Project Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Construction Project Managers is $70K annually. Roofers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Metal Roofers or Carpenters. The median paychecks in those roles are $2K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Roofers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Roofing and foreman are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent and 28 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Gutter Installation and Siding Installation. Roofing Materials Installation is a skill commonly found among those who know Gutter Installation.

Pay by Experience Level for Roofer

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


For many Roofers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $34K. Roofers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $43K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Roofer Advice

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 25%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Roofer Salaries

Roofing
up arrow 45%

foreman
up arrow 28%

Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$34,000

Siding Installation
up arrow 6%

Gutter Installation
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 30% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 69%
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