Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
99,060 1.8 % $18.65 $38,790 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.10 $13.53 $17.08 $22.62 $28.51
Annual Wage (2) $23,090 $28,130 $35,520 $47,040 $59,310


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 91,250 12.80 $18.55 $38,580
Residential Building Construction 2,080 0.35 $17.16 $35,680
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,420 0.21 $22.73 $47,280
Building Finishing Contractors 1,320 0.20 $20.04 $41,680
Building Equipment Contractors 660 0.04 $20.83 $43,330

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 91,250 12.80 $18.55 $38,580
Residential Building Construction 2,080 0.35 $17.16 $35,680
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,420 0.21 $22.73 $47,280
Building Finishing Contractors 1,320 0.20 $20.04 $41,680
Other Wood Product Manufacturing 120 0.06 $12.57 $26,140

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $27.55 $57,300
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 50 (7) $27.00 $56,160
Local Government (OES Designation) 260 (7) $25.54 $53,120
Lessors of Real Estate 110 0.02 $23.19 $48,240
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,420 0.21 $22.73 $47,280


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 12,560 0.85 1.14 $23.11 $48,080
Florida 11,600 1.56 2.08 $15.20 $31,610
Ohio 4,810 0.94 1.26 $17.89 $37,200
Texas 4,810 0.44 0.59 $14.49 $30,140
Illinois 4,610 0.81 1.08 $21.60 $44,930




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)
Florida 11,600 1.56 2.08 $15.20 $31,610
Hawaii 740 1.24 1.65 $24.50 $50,960
Arizona 2,860 1.15 1.54 $15.18 $31,580
Washington 3,220 1.14 1.53 $21.58 $44,880
Colorado 2,580 1.12 1.50 $19.05 $39,630




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 260 0.82 1.09 $28.46 $59,190
District of Columbia 60 0.09 0.11 $24.63 $51,240
Hawaii 740 1.24 1.65 $24.50 $50,960
Minnesota 1,780 0.66 0.89 $24.34 $50,620
Massachusetts 1,770 0.54 0.73 $24.07 $50,060





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 2,890 0.78 1.05 $22.12 $46,010
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,180 1.22 1.64 $15.27 $31,760
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,920 1.67 2.24 $15.51 $32,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,700 0.43 0.57 $21.08 $43,850
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,560 1.55 2.08 $23.27 $48,400
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,550 1.21 1.62 $19.93 $41,460
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,520 1.05 1.40 $24.86 $51,700
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,460 0.28 0.37 $25.21 $52,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.59 0.79 $19.80 $41,190
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.90 1.20 $22.00 $45,750




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)
Palm Coast, FL 100 5.09 6.81 $14.84 $30,870
Muncie, IN 200 4.57 6.11 $15.34 $31,900
Punta Gorda, FL 160 3.86 5.16 $13.10 $27,240
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 220 3.34 4.47 $14.24 $29,610
Ocala, FL 300 3.29 4.40 $15.22 $31,650
Port St. Lucie, FL 390 3.12 4.18 $16.15 $33,600
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 760 3.08 4.13 $14.31 $29,770
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 120 2.63 3.52 $14.75 $30,680
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 670 2.56 3.43 $24.31 $50,570
Fond du Lac, WI 110 2.39 3.20 $19.04 $39,600