Roofers

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Total Workforce

198k

Average Age

36.9

Estimated Job Growth

11.1%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$33,042

Average Male Salary

$33,056

Average Female Salary

$31,138

About

Roofers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Roofers was $33,042 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Roofers by wage are Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, and Word processors & typists.

Roofers are part of the Construction & Extraction Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers, Boilermakers, Carpenters, Carpet, floor, & tile installers & finishers, Cement masons, concrete finishers, & terrazzo workers, Construction laborers, Paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, Electricians, Glaziers, Insulation workers, Painters & paperhangers, Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, & steamfitters, Plasterers & stucco masons, Roofers, Sheet metal workers, Structural iron & steel workers, Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers, Helpers, construction trades, Construction & building inspectors, Elevator installers & repairers, Fence erectors, Hazardous materials removal workers, Highway maintenance workers, Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators, Earth drillers, except oil & gas, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters, Mining machine operators, Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Miscellaneous construction workers, including solar photovoltaic installers, septic tank servicers & sewer pipe cleaners

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Roofers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Roofers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Roofers, by average wage, is Construction. Roofers are paid most in Suffolk County (East) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Inside Loop I-820 PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$33,042

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,273

In 2017, Roofers earned an average of $33,042, $19,023 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Correspondence clerks & order clerks make somewhat more than Roofers while Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Roofers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.318

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Roofers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.318, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Roofers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Roofers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Roofers, by number of employees, are Construction and Prefabricated wood buildings & mobile homes.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Roofers, by average wage, are Construction and Prefabricated wood buildings & mobile homes.

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Industries by Share

198k

2017 Workforce

± 10,930

11.6%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 7.18%

The number of people employed as Roofers has been growing at a rate of 11.6%, from 177,878 people in 2016 to 198,450 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Roofers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Roofers at  98.6%, followed by Prefabricated wood buildings & mobile homes with 0.33% and false with 0%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Roofers in the US. The average age of male Roofers in the workforce is 36.8 and of female Roofers is 41.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Roofers is White.

Gender Composition

197k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 10,890

1.42k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 926

99.3% of Roofers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Roofers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Roofers

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Black

72.3% of Roofers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 19% of Roofers, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Roofers.

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Age by Gender

36.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.643

41.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 5.92

The median age of Roofers is 36.9, and Male employees are generally 4.98 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Roofers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Roofers is Business but a relatively high number of Roofers hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Roofers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Roofers need many skills, but most especially Coordination, Critical Thinking, and Operation and Control. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Roofers need more than the average amount of Installation, Operation and Control, and Coordination.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Roofers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Roofers are expected to see a growth of 11.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

11.1%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Roofers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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