In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $36K, more than double of overall earnings for Roofers arrives through commissions. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and the particular employer. One-third enjoy medical while a little less than a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-eighth. For the most part, Roofers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,298 - $79,594
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$23K
$39K
$80K
MEDIAN: $39,331
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$10.97 - $25.62
(Median)
$11
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$23,298 - $79,594  
   
Bonus
$51.82 - $4,050  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$23,625 - $60,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.97 - $25.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.96  
Overtime
$15.98 - $35.93  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$51.82 - $4,050  
   
Commission
$37,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$23,625 - $60,379  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,242
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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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Though some Roofers move into positions like Construction Project Manager (where the average salary is $70K), this progression is not the norm. Moving from a Roofer to Carpenter or Metal Roofer is a more common career path, however.

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Popular Skills for Roofer


Survey takers working as Roofers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with foreman, Roofing, and roofer are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 9 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Those listing Cleaning as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Team Leadership and shingling also typically command lower compensation. Those with knowledge of Cleaning tend to be skilled in Roofing Materials Installation as well.

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. The average beginner in this position makes around $31K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $37K. Roofers see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $44K on average.

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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.

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Experience Affects Roofer Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Roofer Salaries

foreman
up arrow 24%

Roofing
up arrow 9%

roofer
up arrow 6%

National Average
$36,000

Carpentry
up arrow 1%

Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 2%



Welding
up arrow 6%

Carpenter
up arrow 7%

shingling
up arrow 8%

Team Leadership
up arrow 9%

Cleaning
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 66%
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