Roofers

General Information

Description

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.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit82.02%
  2. Self-employed15.52%
  3. Private, not for profit1.37%
  4. State and local government0.84%
  5. Federal government0.15%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of roofers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 15,600 openings for roofers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$43,580

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$63,110
$31,830
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 48%
  • Less than high school 26%
  • Post-secondary certificate 10%
  • Some college 7%
  • Doctoral degree 2%
  • Post-doctoral training 2%
  • First professional degree 2%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Building and Construction
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mechanical
  • Education and Training
  • Design

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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