Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

47-3016 Helpers--Roofers

Help roofers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist roofers are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).


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)
12,540 5.2 % $11.99 $24,930 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.28 $9.49 $11.18 $13.71 $16.90
Annual Wage (2) $17,230 $19,740 $23,260 $28,520 $35,140


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 11,990 1.77 $11.91 $24,770
Building Finishing Contractors 190 0.03 $12.61 $26,230
Employment Services 80 0.00 $10.17 $21,150

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 11,990 1.77 $11.91 $24,770
Building Finishing Contractors 190 0.03 $12.61 $26,230
Employment Services 80 0.00 $10.17 $21,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $20.59 $42,830
Residential Building Construction (8) (8) $13.80 $28,710
Building Finishing Contractors 190 0.03 $12.61 $26,230
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 11,990 1.77 $11.91 $24,770
Employment Services 80 (7) $10.17 $21,150


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 1,240 0.09 0.90 $15.88 $33,030
Florida 1,080 0.15 1.55 $10.96 $22,790
Texas 900 0.09 0.90 $11.52 $23,970
Georgia 840 0.22 2.26 $11.13 $23,160
New York 710 0.08 0.86 $11.63 $24,200




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)
Utah 320 0.28 2.85 $11.93 $24,810
Maryland 680 0.28 2.82 $12.38 $25,760
New Mexico 200 0.25 2.59 $11.01 $22,910
Georgia 840 0.22 2.26 $11.13 $23,160
Arkansas 250 0.22 2.24 $9.80 $20,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 60 0.02 0.22 $21.34 $44,390
California 1,240 0.09 0.90 $15.88 $33,030
Minnesota 90 0.04 0.36 $15.61 $32,480
Missouri 80 0.03 0.33 $15.35 $31,920
New Hampshire 40 0.07 0.75 $13.60 $28,300





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 640 0.29 2.95 $11.43 $23,770
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 360 0.07 0.74 $11.03 $22,950
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 330 0.34 3.52 $11.34 $23,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 300 0.13 1.33 $12.11 $25,200
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 300 0.25 2.53 $13.76 $28,620
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 290 0.11 1.17 $11.40 $23,720
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 220 0.13 1.33 $11.43 $23,770
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 210 0.25 2.54 $10.40 $21,630
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 150 0.30 3.05 $9.24 $19,230
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 140 0.25 2.52 $10.26 $21,340




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)
Provo-Orem, UT 100 0.57 5.88 $12.82 $26,660
Santa Fe, NM 30 0.51 5.21 $11.33 $23,560
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 60 0.34 3.45 $9.48 $19,730
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 330 0.34 3.52 $11.34 $23,590
Albuquerque, NM 130 0.34 3.52 $11.56 $24,040
Corpus Christi, TX 60 0.33 3.36 $8.80 $18,310
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 150 0.30 3.05 $9.24 $19,230
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 30 0.30 3.09 $9.92 $20,640
Spartanburg, SC 30 0.29 2.96 $9.20 $19,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 640 0.29 2.95 $11.43 $23,770




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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.09 0.87 $16.94 $35,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $16.72 $34,780
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $15.74 $32,750
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.85 $30,890
Richmond, VA 130 0.21 2.20 $13.98 $29,080
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 300 0.25 2.53 $13.76 $28,620
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $13.65 $28,390
Raleigh-Cary, NC (8) (8) (8) $13.37 $27,810
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $13.36 $27,800
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ (8) (8) (8) $13.27 $27,590

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)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 7.14 $10.27 $21,350
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 3.58 $9.76 $20,290
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.01 $8.15 $16,950
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.11 $13.09 $27,220
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.89 9.10 $14.20 $29,530

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)
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.89 9.10 $14.20 $29,530
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 7.14 $10.27 $21,350
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 3.58 $9.76 $20,290
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.59 $10.18 $21,170
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.11 $13.09 $27,220

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)
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.89 9.10 $14.20 $29,530
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.11 $13.09 $27,220
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.51 $26,010
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 7.14 $10.27 $21,350
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 2.59 $10.18 $21,170


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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