Training Requirements for Roofers

Roofers need no formal educational credential and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Roofers
Percent
Less than High School 46.6
High School 37.3
Some College 11.7
Associates Degree 1.9
Bachelors Degree 2.3
Masters Degree 0.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.1

Employment Outlook for Roofers

This represents about 123,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 15,000 more roofers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 34,000 more.

Typical Income for Roofers

Hourly Income

On average,roofers make $20.23 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Roofers $12.04 $14.48 $18.15 $24.03 $31.07
Construction and extraction occupations $12.44 $15.68 $20.96 $29.17 $38.85
Construction trades workers $12.42 $15.53 $20.34 $28.31 $37.86
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, roofers make $42,080 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Roofers $25,040 $30,110 $37,760 $49,980 $64,630
Construction and extraction occupations $25,880 $32,610 $43,610 $60,670 $80,820
Construction trades workers $25,840 $32,290 $42,310 $58,890 $78,750
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics