|Quick Facts: Roofers|
$37,760 per year
$18.15 per hour
|No formal educational credential|
|Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|11% (Faster than average)|
Roofers replace, repair, and install the roofs of buildings, using a variety of materials, including shingles, bitumen, and metal.
Roofing work can be physically demanding because it involves heavy lifting, as well as climbing, bending, and kneeling, frequently in very hot weather. Roofers may work overtime in order to finish a particular job, especially during busier summer months.
Although most roofers learn on the job, some may enter the occupation through an apprenticeship program. There are no specific education requirements for roofers.
The median annual wage for roofers was $37,760 in May 2016.
Employment of roofers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Most of the demand for roofers will stem from roof replacement needs and job turnover.
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