Roofers

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Total Workforce
188k
Average Age
36.8
Average Salary
$34,059
Average Male Salary
$33,950
Average Female Salary
$38,646

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 Elementary & secondary schools. Roofers are paid most in Suffolk County (East) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Bonita Springs City & Estero (East) PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$34,059
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,394

In 2018, Roofers earned an average of $34,059, $19,829 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Security guards & gaming surveillance officers make somewhat more than Roofers while Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers 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

0.32
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Roofers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.32, 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 Elementary & secondary schools.

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Highest Paying

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

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Industries by Share

188k
2018 Workforce
± 10,636
-5.31%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.34%

The number of people employed as Roofers has been declining at a rate of -5.31%, from 198,450 people in 2017 to 187,906 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Roofers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Roofers at  99.3%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 0.265% 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 37.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Roofers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

184k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 10,512
4.36k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,621

97.7% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

36.6% of Roofers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 34.7% of Roofers, White (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

36.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.648
37.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.06

The median age of Roofers is 36.8, and Male employees are generally 0.533 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 Engineering but a relatively high number of Roofers hold a major in Psychology.

Majors

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

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