Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

47-2181 Roofers

Cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, or related materials. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures.


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)
97,650 1.8 % $18.63 $38,760 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.75 $13.28 $16.97 $22.64 $29.01
Annual Wage (2) $22,350 $27,630 $35,290 $47,090 $60,350


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 90,340 13.12 $18.53 $38,540
Residential Building Construction 1,800 0.31 $16.35 $34,000
Building Finishing Contractors 1,500 0.24 $21.06 $43,800
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,040 0.16 $22.79 $47,400
Building Equipment Contractors 700 0.04 $19.14 $39,810

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 90,340 13.12 $18.53 $38,540
Residential Building Construction 1,800 0.31 $16.35 $34,000
Building Finishing Contractors 1,500 0.24 $21.06 $43,800
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,040 0.16 $22.79 $47,400
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 110 0.06 $12.29 $25,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $29.51 $61,390
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $27.84 $57,910
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 (7) $27.04 $56,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 250 (7) $25.35 $52,730
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,040 0.16 $22.79 $47,400


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)
California 12,270 0.86 1.14 $23.53 $48,950
Florida 9,700 1.33 1.78 $15.28 $31,790
Ohio 4,790 0.95 1.26 $17.32 $36,020
Texas 4,720 0.45 0.59 $13.77 $28,630
Illinois 4,190 0.74 0.99 $22.40 $46,600




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)
Montana 580 1.35 1.80 $14.84 $30,860
Florida 9,700 1.33 1.78 $15.28 $31,790
Arizona 3,080 1.28 1.70 $15.29 $31,810
Wyoming 340 1.21 1.61 $16.24 $33,780
Washington 3,350 1.21 1.62 $21.34 $44,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 220 0.70 0.94 $25.96 $53,990
Connecticut 800 0.49 0.66 $25.72 $53,500
Massachusetts 1,910 0.60 0.80 $24.46 $50,880
New Jersey 1,550 0.41 0.55 $24.41 $50,770
Hawaii 590 1.00 1.34 $23.86 $49,630





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,590 0.71 0.95 $23.09 $48,030
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,460 1.42 1.90 $15.37 $31,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,890 0.49 0.65 $21.22 $44,130
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,720 1.53 2.04 $14.35 $29,840
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,560 1.61 2.14 $24.61 $51,180
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,430 1.01 1.35 $27.23 $56,650
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,360 0.65 0.86 $13.98 $29,080
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.96 1.28 $22.12 $46,010
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,330 1.08 1.44 $20.04 $41,690
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.24 0.32 $25.67 $53,400




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)
Port St. Lucie, FL 440 3.66 4.88 $16.36 $34,030
Great Falls, MT 110 3.17 4.23 $10.79 $22,440
Punta Gorda, FL 120 3.06 4.09 $12.41 $25,810
Duluth, MN-WI 350 2.84 3.79 $25.59 $53,230
Morristown, TN 120 2.70 3.60 $13.91 $28,930
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 690 2.68 3.58 $22.70 $47,220
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 180 2.64 3.53 $14.37 $29,900
Greeley, CO 200 2.51 3.35 $17.25 $35,880
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 580 2.41 3.22 $15.69 $32,630
Naples-Marco Island, FL 280 2.40 3.20 $15.06 $31,320