Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

47-2181 Roofers

Cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, or related materials. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
99,280 2.0 % $18.21 $37,880 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.59 $12.95 $16.45 $22.21 $29.14
Annual Wage (2) $22,030 $26,940 $34,220 $46,190 $60,610


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 91,430 12.82 $18.22 $37,900
Residential Building Construction 1,710 0.29 $15.13 $31,480
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,340 0.20 $16.17 $33,630
Building Finishing Contractors 1,260 0.19 (8) (8)
Employment Services 920 0.04 $15.51 $32,260

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 91,430 12.82 $18.22 $37,900
Residential Building Construction 1,710 0.29 $15.13 $31,480
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,340 0.20 $16.17 $33,630
Building Finishing Contractors 1,260 0.19 (8) (8)
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 250 0.13 $22.27 $46,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 (7) $26.09 $54,260
Building Equipment Contractors 750 0.05 $23.81 $49,520
Elementary and Secondary Schools 260 (7) $23.34 $48,540
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 250 0.13 $22.27 $46,320
Local Government (OES Designation) 170 (7) $21.91 $45,570


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 12,510 0.89 1.15 $22.55 $46,910
Florida 9,910 1.40 1.79 $15.36 $31,950
New York 4,870 0.58 0.75 $19.87 $41,340
Pennsylvania 4,160 0.76 0.97 $17.89 $37,210
Illinois 3,820 0.69 0.89 $23.85 $49,600




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 1,350 1.73 2.22 $14.11 $29,340
Florida 9,910 1.40 1.79 $15.36 $31,950
Washington 3,690 1.37 1.75 $20.47 $42,580
Colorado 2,770 1.28 1.64 $16.30 $33,900
Arizona 3,030 1.28 1.64 $15.25 $31,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 420 0.74 0.95 $26.20 $54,490
Connecticut 670 0.42 0.54 $26.08 $54,240
Minnesota 1,460 0.57 0.73 $24.81 $51,590
Massachusetts 1,860 0.60 0.76 $23.96 $49,850
Illinois 3,820 0.69 0.89 $23.85 $49,600

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,270 1.35 1.73 $15.04 $31,280
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,110 0.60 0.76 $25.76 $53,580
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,110 0.42 0.54 $21.07 $43,820
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,660 0.67 0.85 $14.30 $29,750
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,660 1.23 1.58 $22.22 $46,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,580 0.41 0.53 $21.83 $45,420
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,530 1.61 2.06 $22.39 $46,570
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,420 1.04 1.33 $22.79 $47,400
Denver-Aurora, CO 1,370 1.16 1.49 $17.00 $35,360
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.76 0.97 $21.21 $44,110




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Morristown, TN 190 4.49 5.75 $11.59 $24,100
Port St. Lucie, FL 440 3.73 4.77 $16.79 $34,930
Greeley, CO 260 3.51 4.49 $16.11 $33,510
Naples-Marco Island, FL 340 3.07 3.93 $14.70 $30,570
Muncie, IN 130 2.97 3.81 $18.75 $39,000
Wheeling, WV-OH 190 2.97 3.80 $20.26 $42,140
Punta Gorda, FL 110 2.79 3.57 $14.31 $29,770
Albuquerque, NM 940 2.54 3.25 $14.45 $30,060
Great Falls, MT 90 2.40 3.07 $10.87 $22,600
Kokomo, IN 90 2.27 2.90 $12.77 $26,560




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rockford, IL 150 1.08 1.38 $32.04 $66,640
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 820 0.49 0.63 $29.51 $61,370
Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $28.59 $59,470
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.16 0.20 $28.56 $59,410
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 750 0.45 0.58 $27.94 $58,110
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 320 0.58 0.74 $27.84 $57,910
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 100 0.25 0.32 $26.99 $56,150
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 80 0.39 0.50 $26.85 $55,840
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 350 1.35 1.73 $26.79 $55,710
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 910 1.06 1.36 $26.10 $54,280

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 280 0.73 0.93 $13.52 $28,120
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 260 1.01 1.29 $14.10 $29,320
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 240 2.34 2.99 $15.63 $32,510
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 230 0.95 1.22 $11.97 $24,900
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 230 1.63 2.09 $16.40 $34,110

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Linn County, Oregon nonmetropolitan area 100 2.55 3.26 $13.25 $27,550
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 180 2.39 3.06 $16.28 $33,860
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 240 2.34 2.99 $15.63 $32,510
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 2.10 2.69 $13.70 $28,490
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 100 1.91 2.44 $13.96 $29,040

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.65 0.83 $25.12 $52,260
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.97 1.25 $23.67 $49,240
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.51 $48,900
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.81 1.04 $22.38 $46,550
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 180 0.98 1.26 $21.81 $45,370


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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