Roofers

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2019 Workforce
218k
Average Age
37.4
Estimated Job Growth
2.35%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$36,740
Average Male Salary
$36,189
Average Female Salary
$54,622

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 Henry, Mercer, Henderson, Warren, Hancock, McDonough & Fulton Counties PUMA, IL but are relatively concentrated in Pompano Beach (South) & Fort Lauderdale (Northeast) Cities PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$36,740
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,682

In 2019, Roofers earned an average of $36,740, $18,784 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood make somewhat more than Roofers while Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing 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

0.325
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Roofers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.325, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Roofers.

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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 Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Roofers, by average wage, are Construction and Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers.

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Industries by Share

218k
2019 Workforce
± 11,453
16%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.66%

The number of people employed as Roofers has been growing at a rate of 16%, from 187,906 people in 2018 to 217,934 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Roofers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Roofers at  98.1%, followed by Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers with 0.461% 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 37.4 and of female Roofers is 38, and the most common race/ethnicity for Roofers is White (Hispanic).

Gender Composition

211k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 11,281
6.52k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,983

97% 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 (Hispanic)
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

39.4% of Roofers are White (Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 35.8% of Roofers, White (Non-Hispanic) 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

37.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.617
38
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.04

The median age of Roofers is 37.4, and Male employees are generally 0.635 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 Agriculture.

Majors

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

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Roofers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Roofers are expected to see a growth of 2.35% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

2.35%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Roofers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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