|Quick Facts: Roofers|
$47,110 per year
$22.65 per hour
|No formal educational credential|
|Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|1% (Little or no change)|
What Roofers Do
Roofers replace, repair, and install the roofs of buildings.
Roofing work is physically demanding because it involves climbing, bending, kneeling, and heavy lifting. Roofers may work overtime in order to finish a particular job, especially during busy summer months.
How to Become a Roofer
There are typically no formal education requirements for roofers. Although most roofers learn on the job, some enter the occupation through an apprenticeship.
The median annual wage for roofers was $47,110 in May 2021.
Employment of roofers is projected to show little or no change from 2021 to 2031.
Despite limited employment growth, about 15,000 openings for roofers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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