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Roofers Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for roofers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of roofers among California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Roofers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,030
25th Percentile Wage
$40,540
50th Percentile Wage
$50,210
75th Percentile Wage
$61,270
90th Percentile Wage
$73,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for roofers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,030.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.88
25th Percentile Wage
$19.48
50th Percentile Wage
$24.14
75th Percentile Wage
$29.46
90th Percentile Wage
$35.11

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for roofers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $35.11. The median hourly salary is $24.14. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.88.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of roofers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,2100.66%1.02%
201549,8802.35%-
201448,710-0.49%-
201348,950-1.53%-
201249,700--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Roofers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of roofers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of roofers in state of California ranges from $34,120 to $68,550. The highest paying area for roofers in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $68,550. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $58,980). The lowest paying area is Visalia-Porterville with a median annual salary of $34,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$68,550
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$58,980
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$55,000
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$54,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$54,170
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$53,290
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$53,110
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$52,670
Stockton
$51,910
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$50,680
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$50,480
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$49,260
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$49,140
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$48,220
Napa
$47,670
Modesto
$47,600
Fresno
$46,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$46,760
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$46,660
Salinas
$46,320
Redding
$45,650
Chico
$45,360
Bakersfield-Delano
$43,640
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$43,400
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$38,640
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$38,130
Visalia-Porterville
$34,120


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