Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-3016 Helpers--Roofers

Help roofers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist roofers are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
12,310 5.0 % $11.75 $24,450 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.29 $9.52 $11.21 $13.52 $15.95
Annual Wage (2) $17,240 $19,810 $23,320 $28,120 $33,180


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 11,830 1.66 $11.69 $24,320
Building Finishing Contractors 150 0.02 $12.88 $26,780
Employment Services 90 0.00 $9.79 $20,360
Building Equipment Contractors 70 0.00 $19.76 $41,110

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 11,830 1.66 $11.69 $24,320
Building Finishing Contractors 150 0.02 $12.88 $26,780
Building Equipment Contractors 70 0.00 $19.76 $41,110
Employment Services 90 0.00 $9.79 $20,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 70 (7) $19.76 $41,110
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $14.13 $29,400
Building Finishing Contractors 150 0.02 $12.88 $26,780
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 11,830 1.66 $11.69 $24,320
Employment Services 90 (7) $9.79 $20,360


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 1,420 0.20 2.07 $11.55 $24,030
California 1,100 0.08 0.82 $14.22 $29,570
Georgia 910 0.24 2.52 $11.09 $23,060
Texas 880 0.09 0.90 $11.15 $23,200
Maryland 620 0.25 2.60 $11.19 $23,270




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 240 0.31 3.22 $11.38 $23,660
Maryland 620 0.25 2.60 $11.19 $23,270
Georgia 910 0.24 2.52 $11.09 $23,060
North Dakota 80 0.22 2.30 $12.30 $25,590
Arkansas 250 0.22 2.30 $10.24 $21,310




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 70 0.02 0.25 $18.96 $39,430
Minnesota 130 0.05 0.52 $16.13 $33,550
Oregon 130 0.09 0.88 $16.10 $33,480
New Jersey 110 0.03 0.31 $14.46 $30,080
Missouri 90 0.03 0.34 $14.45 $30,050

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 700 0.32 3.28 $11.12 $23,140
Baltimore-Towson, MD 360 0.29 2.96 $11.12 $23,130
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 350 0.21 2.17 $10.67 $22,190
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 280 0.11 1.14 $10.59 $22,030
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 260 0.27 2.78 $10.87 $22,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 210 0.09 0.96 $10.73 $22,310
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.13 1.34 $15.32 $31,870
Denver-Aurora, CO 160 0.14 1.39 $14.08 $29,280
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 130 0.66 6.78 $12.87 $26,770
Richmond, VA 120 0.20 2.05 $13.02 $27,070




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Santa Fe, NM 60 0.91 9.44 $11.15 $23,200
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 130 0.66 6.78 $12.87 $26,770
Cedar Rapids, IA 60 0.44 4.59 $13.22 $27,510
Jackson, MS 100 0.43 4.41 $9.74 $20,260
Rockford, IL 60 0.41 4.21 $11.04 $22,970
Corpus Christi, TX 60 0.33 3.45 $9.10 $18,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 700 0.32 3.28 $11.12 $23,140
Provo-Orem, UT 50 0.31 3.24 $11.28 $23,460
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 50 0.30 3.13 $9.52 $19,800
Baltimore-Towson, MD 360 0.29 2.96 $11.12 $23,130




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 90 0.09 0.93 $18.43 $38,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 90 0.05 0.55 $16.98 $35,310
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.11 $33,510
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.13 1.34 $15.32 $31,870
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $15.32 $31,860
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.24 $31,710
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $15.02 $31,250
Kansas City, MO-KS 90 0.10 1.01 $14.50 $30,160
Denver-Aurora, CO 160 0.14 1.39 $14.08 $29,280
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.64 $28,370

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 2.86 $8.25 $17,160
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 3.48 $8.32 $17,320
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 3.00 $9.76 $20,300

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 3.48 $8.32 $17,320
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 3.00 $9.76 $20,300
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 2.86 $8.25 $17,160

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.55 $21,950
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.38 $21,590
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 3.00 $9.76 $20,300
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 3.48 $8.32 $17,320
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 2.86 $8.25 $17,160


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011