Roofer Salary (United States)

Very much a male dominated career in the United States, Roofers earn an average of $15.34 per hour. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to about a third, and around one in five earn dental coverage. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Roofer Salary (?
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$21,197 - $70,090
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MEDIAN: $40,285
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Roofer Salary (?
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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
Bonus
$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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As Roofers transition into upper-level roles, they may see a strong upturn in salary. For instance, a Construction Project Manager may earn an extra $36K per year than his or her lower-level colleagues. Roofers typically move into roles as Metal Roofers or Carpenters, where they can expect an extra $1,778 or $6,592 per year.

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Survey takers who work as Roofers typically report just a few 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.
Experience is important when determining pay for Roofers. Salaries start at $29K, which grows to $34K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $38K. Even after two decades, Roofers continue to experience substantial salary development and pay is estimated at $42K. 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 Roofers, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. 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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$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%