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Salary for Roofers

Also known as:  Composition Roofer, Hot Tar Roofer, Industrial Roofer, Metal Roofing Mechanic, Residential Roofer, Roofer, Sheet Metal Roofer, Shingles Roofer, Slate Roofer, Terra Cotta Roofer

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Roofers install, repair and maintain the roofs of residential and industrial buildings. Roofing work is strenuous, as roofers are required to stand in awkward positions and bend for long periods of time. Roofers must also work in all kinds of weather and use sharp tools; roofing illness and injury is among the highest of any career. To become a roofer, one does not need any formal education. Usually a high school diploma or GED are not required, either. Most roofers learn their trade on the job, but there are also a few who learn through apprenticeship programs.

A Roofer gets a salary on a scale from 24000 to 36000 based on level of experience. Roofers receive average salaries of Thirty Seven Thousand Nine Hundred dollars per year.

Roofers receive the best pay in Minnesota, where they earn an average pay rate of close to about $51710. These employees obtain the highest pay in Public Administration, where they can receive average wages of $46710.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 12.46 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Roofers tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $46,710
Public Administration $46,430
Wholesale Trade $46,010
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $45,940
Construction $37,870
Manufacturing $33,520
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $32,180
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $32,620
Manufacturing $33,520
Construction $37,870
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $45,940
Wholesale Trade $46,010