Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
10,810 5.6 % $13.38 $27,820 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.46 $10.82 $13.04 $15.58 $18.17
Annual Wage (2) $19,680 $22,500 $27,110 $32,400 $37,800


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 10,610 1.33 $13.37 $27,810
Nonresidential Building Construction 70 0.01 $14.90 $30,980
Building Finishing Contractors 40 0.01 $12.93 $26,880

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 10,610 1.33 $13.37 $27,810
Building Finishing Contractors 40 0.01 $12.93 $26,880
Nonresidential Building Construction 70 0.01 $14.90 $30,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 70 0.01 $14.90 $30,980
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 10,610 1.33 $13.37 $27,810
Building Finishing Contractors 40 0.01 $12.93 $26,880


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)
Florida 1,200 0.15 1.93 $13.25 $27,550
Texas 820 0.07 0.90 $13.31 $27,690
Ohio 580 0.11 1.39 $14.13 $29,380
Tennessee 570 0.20 2.59 $14.20 $29,530
Pennsylvania 510 0.09 1.14 $15.01 $31,220




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 180 0.23 2.88 $10.89 $22,650
Idaho 150 0.23 2.96 $13.75 $28,610
Tennessee 570 0.20 2.59 $14.20 $29,530
Arkansas 210 0.18 2.32 $10.94 $22,750
Vermont 50 0.17 2.22 $11.79 $24,520




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 100 0.06 0.71 $17.22 $35,830
North Dakota 60 0.12 1.58 $16.25 $33,800
Rhode Island 70 0.14 1.78 $15.70 $32,650
Connecticut 140 0.08 1.06 $15.26 $31,750
California 450 0.03 0.37 $15.09 $31,380





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 440 0.18 2.33 $14.91 $31,010
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 350 0.12 1.54 $13.74 $28,570
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.04 0.57 $12.98 $27,000
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 270 0.22 2.85 $14.29 $29,710
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 260 0.30 3.79 $14.16 $29,450
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 190 0.81 10.28 $13.78 $28,660
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 150 0.15 1.92 $12.47 $25,950
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 140 0.17 2.18 $14.25 $29,650
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 130 0.22 2.79 $14.67 $30,510
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 130 0.21 2.68 $13.81 $28,730




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)
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 190 0.81 10.28 $13.78 $28,660
Mobile, AL 50 0.31 3.99 $11.37 $23,640
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 260 0.30 3.79 $14.16 $29,450
Montgomery, AL 50 0.30 3.86 $9.77 $20,320
Fargo, ND-MN 40 0.30 3.84 $16.60 $34,530
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 40 0.24 3.09 $11.55 $24,020
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 80 0.23 2.95 $11.16 $23,210
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 90 0.23 2.90 $13.51 $28,100
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 270 0.22 2.85 $14.29 $29,710
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 130 0.22 2.79 $14.67 $30,510




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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $22.39 $46,580
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $17.52 $36,440
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA (8) (8) (8) $17.45 $36,310
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.38 $36,160
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $16.62 $34,560
Fargo, ND-MN 40 0.30 3.84 $16.60 $34,530
Toledo, OH (8) (8) (8) $16.36 $34,030
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.12 1.50 $15.70 $32,650
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $15.05 $31,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 440 0.18 2.33 $14.91 $31,010

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)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 4.66 $10.36 $21,560
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 6.19 $11.48 $23,870
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 3.61 $9.51 $19,780

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)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 6.19 $11.48 $23,870
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 4.66 $10.36 $21,560
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 3.61 $9.51 $19,780

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)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.52 $28,110
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 6.19 $11.48 $23,870
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.80 $22,470
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.45 $21,730
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 4.66 $10.36 $21,560


About May 2015 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 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.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016