Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
11,640 5.9 % $12.99 $27,010 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.96 $10.30 $12.53 $15.31 $17.91
Annual Wage (2) $18,640 $21,430 $26,060 $31,830 $37,250


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 11,410 1.51 $12.98 $26,990
Nonresidential Building Construction 60 0.01 $14.45 $30,050
Building Finishing Contractors 40 0.01 $12.46 $25,920
Building Equipment Contractors 30 0.00 $14.18 $29,500

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 11,410 1.51 $12.98 $26,990
Building Finishing Contractors 40 0.01 $12.46 $25,920
Nonresidential Building Construction 60 0.01 $14.45 $30,050
Building Equipment Contractors 30 0.00 $14.18 $29,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 60 0.01 $14.45 $30,050
Building Equipment Contractors 30 (7) $14.18 $29,500
Residential Building Construction (8) (8) $13.23 $27,520
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 11,410 1.51 $12.98 $26,990
Building Finishing Contractors 40 0.01 $12.46 $25,920


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 1,210 0.16 1.84 $13.02 $27,090
California 860 0.06 0.66 $13.11 $27,280
Texas 860 0.08 0.89 $12.17 $25,310
Illinois 830 0.14 1.67 $13.08 $27,220
Ohio 530 0.10 1.18 $12.85 $26,730




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)
Rhode Island 150 0.32 3.67 $14.51 $30,180
New Mexico 160 0.20 2.32 $10.59 $22,030
Maine 120 0.20 2.33 $10.79 $22,430
Maryland 470 0.19 2.15 $14.19 $29,520
Arkansas 220 0.19 2.23 $9.61 $19,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $19.72 $41,010
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $16.06 $33,410
Virginia 520 0.14 1.65 $15.32 $31,860
North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $15.06 $31,330
Iowa 80 0.05 0.58 $14.91 $31,010





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 510 0.14 1.57 $13.35 $27,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 440 0.19 2.16 $14.97 $31,140
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 320 0.11 1.30 $13.34 $27,740
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 290 0.24 2.80 $13.79 $28,680
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 250 1.10 12.72 $13.81 $28,720
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 230 0.28 3.24 $14.26 $29,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 200 0.08 0.96 $14.03 $29,180
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.10 1.13 $15.76 $32,780
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 160 0.11 1.23 $12.60 $26,210
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 160 0.25 2.91 $13.97 $29,070




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 250 1.10 12.72 $13.81 $28,720
Asheville, NC 80 0.47 5.44 $12.95 $26,930
Montgomery, AL 60 0.36 4.21 $9.53 $19,830
Wilmington, NC 40 0.28 3.30 $12.86 $26,750
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 230 0.28 3.24 $14.26 $29,670
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 150 0.27 3.08 $14.51 $30,180
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 90 0.26 3.02 $10.51 $21,870
Knoxville, TN 80 0.26 2.96 $13.12 $27,280
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 160 0.25 2.91 $13.97 $29,070
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 290 0.24 2.80 $13.79 $28,680




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) $20.71 $43,080
Baltimore-Towson, MD 140 0.11 1.26 $15.84 $32,940
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.10 1.13 $15.76 $32,780
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $15.35 $31,930
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $14.99 $31,170
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 440 0.19 2.16 $14.97 $31,140
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 150 0.27 3.08 $14.51 $30,180
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $14.51 $30,170
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 230 0.28 3.24 $14.26 $29,670
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $14.24 $29,610

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 3.87 $11.09 $23,060
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 5.32 $10.16 $21,140
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.12 $10.52 $21,880
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 2.24 $14.74 $30,650

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)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 5.32 $10.16 $21,140
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 3.87 $11.09 $23,060
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 2.24 $14.74 $30,650
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.12 $10.52 $21,880

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 2.24 $14.74 $30,650
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.84 $26,700
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.32 $25,620
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 3.87 $11.09 $23,060
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.12 $10.52 $21,880


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015