Salary for Roofers

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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 helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $32,590 - $64,600 based on experience and domain knowledge. usually get a salary of fourty-eight thousand and twenty dollars per year.

have the highest average potential salary in New York, where they can earn compensation, on average, of near $66,400. People with this job title can receive the highest pay in Public Administration, where they earn job pay of $65,620.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 39.64 percent nationwide in that time.


Roofers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Educational Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Wholesale Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services