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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 profit76.88%
  2. Self-employed20.67%
  3. Private, not for profit0.95%
  4. State and local government0.88%
  5. Federal government0.19%

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

Industry areas

  • Architecture & Construction

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+2%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$47,920

State-by-state Salary

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$72,940
$26,750
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Education & Interests

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%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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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

Knowledge

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

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