Roofer Salary

Total annual pay for Roofers is approximately $36K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — more than double on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and nearly one-fifth earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Roofers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,600 - $76,635
$24K
$40K
$77K
MEDIAN: $39,837
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50%
90%

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$11.54 - $25.73
$12
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.15
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$0$76K
Salary $23,600 - $76,635
Bonus $0.00 - $3,973
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,918
Commission $22,500
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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$24,363 - $60,591
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 221
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $11.54 - $25.73
Hourly Tips $0.02 - $3.09
Overtime $16.13 - $38.41
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,973
Commission $22,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,918
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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$24,363 - $60,591
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,186

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

  • Replace or install new roofing systems on buildings, customizing materials for individual roofs.
  • Provides customers with cost estimates for work.
  • Inspect roofs for problems, decides best options for repair, and performs repair work.

Popular Employer Salaries for Roofer


Tecta America Corporation leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $34K.

Common Career Paths for Roofer


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Though not the most common occurrence, Roofers sometimes become Construction Project Managers, where the average income is $70K per year. More commonly, Roofers become Carpenters or Metal Roofers.

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Popular Skills for Roofer


Survey results imply that Roofers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with foreman, Roofing, and roofer are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Cleaning as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. shingling and Welding also typically command lower compensation. Many workers who know Cleaning also know Roofing Materials Installation.

Pay by Experience Level for Roofer

Pay by Experience for a Roofer has a positive trend. An entry-level Roofer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 708 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Roofer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 381 salaries. An experienced Roofer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 423 salaries. A Roofer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 196 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,261

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Philadelphia is home to an above-average pay rate for Roofers, 44 percent higher than the national average. Roofers will also find cushy salaries in St. Louis (+43 percent), San Diego (+41 percent), Boston (+40 percent), and Portland (+35 percent). Grand Rapids is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Atlanta and 4 percent less in Houston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Roofer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Roofer?

Roofer in Atlanta:
"Great opportunity."
Pros: The weather is perfect, most of the time.
Cons: It rains year round in the great state of ga.

Roofer in Orem:
Pros: Good hours and a good trade to be in.
Cons: Very hard on your body and very long work days.

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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Key Stats for Roofer

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 298 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Roofer Salaries

▲19%

▲15%

▲2%

National Average
$36,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Roofer Salaries

foreman
▲22%

Roofing
▲5%

roofer
▲4%

Team Leadership
▲1%

National Average
$36,000

Carpentry
▼2%


Carpenter
▼5%



Welding
▼7%

shingling
▼10%

Cleaning
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 298 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 65%