Roofer Salary

Roofers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $15.51 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Slightly less than a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and one-fifth collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,382 - $80,511
(Median)
$23K
$42K
$81K
MEDIAN: $41,701
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$10.44 - $26.02
(Median)
$10
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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
$23,382 - $80,511  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,732  
Profit Sharing
$101.74  
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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$22,870 - $61,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.44 - $26.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.20  
Overtime
$15.10 - $37.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,732  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.74  
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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$22,870 - $61,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,091
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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 such as Construction Project Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Construction Project Managers earn $70K on average per year. Metal Roofers or Carpenters are common next-step roles for Roofers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Metal Roofers is $1K higher on average, and it's $6K higher for Carpenters.

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Popular Skills for Roofer


Roofers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with foreman and Roofing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Those listing Cleaning as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Gutter Installation and Siding Installation also typically command lower compensation. Competency in Gutter Installation frequently indicates knowledge of Roofing Materials Installation.

Pay by Experience Level for Roofer

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


For Roofers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $30K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $35K. Roofers see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $44K.

Roofer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Roofer in Berwick:
"How to move up."
If you want to excel in roofing you need to ask a lot of questions and not be afraid to give anything a try.

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.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 27%


Mid-Career
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National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Roofer Salaries

foreman
up arrow 27%

Roofing
up arrow 12%

Carpentry
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Roofing Materials Installation
up arrow 1%

Siding Installation
up arrow 4%

Gutter Installation
up arrow 10%

Cleaning
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 67%
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