Information About Roofers

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Training

Roofers need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Roofers
Training for Roofers
Percent
Less than High School 45.5
High School 38.9
Some College 10.1
Associates Degree 2.3
Bachelors Degree 2.6
Masters Degree 0.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.1

Employment

Represents about 148,000 people in the United States- 21.1% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 5,000 more roofers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 30,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, roofers make $18.54 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Roofers $10.70 $13.20 $16.90 $22.40 $28.80
Construction and extraction occupations $11.00 $14.20 $19.10 $26.90 $35.30
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, roofers make $38,570 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Roofers $22,430 $27,630 $35,280 $46,670 $60,090
Construction and extraction occupations $23,050 $29,720 $39,820 $56,130 $73,530
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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