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Roofer Salary

Male Roofers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.36 per hour in the United States. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Slightly less than a third enjoy medical while a little less than one-fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in eight. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$23,422 - $77,687
(Median)
$23K
$41K
$78K
MEDIAN: $41,347
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90%

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$10.48 - $25.61
(Median)
$10
$15
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,422 - $77,687  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,043  
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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$22,810 - $59,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.48 - $25.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.38 - $1.88  
Overtime
$14.92 - $37.47  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,043  
   
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).
)
$22,810 - $59,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 776

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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 typically move into roles as Metal Roofers or Carpenters, and those positions pay $2K more and $7K more, respectively.

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Survey results suggest that Roofers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with foreman and Roofing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent and 25 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Siding Installation and Gutter Installation.

Pay by Experience Level for Roofer

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Roofers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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. Roofers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $39K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $43K.

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Experience Affects Roofer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Roofer Salaries

foreman
up arrow 28%

Roofing
up arrow 25%

Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$34,000

Siding Installation
up arrow 9%

Gutter Installation
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
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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