Highest Paying Industries for Roofers

The top 46 highest paying industries for roofers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $67,830, state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) is the highest paying industry for roofers. It is followed by federal, state, and local government (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $56,740). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of roofers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 46 Highest Paying Industries for Roofers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$67,830
40
2 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$56,740
290
3 Federal, State, and Local Government
$56,740
290
4 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$54,540
210
5 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$54,510
40
6 Lessors of Real Estate
$52,000
100
7 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$51,280
40
8 Educational Services - Privately owned
$51,280
40
9 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$50,710
n/a
10 Real Estate
$50,670
100
11 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$50,670
100
12 State government, including schools and hospitals
$48,680
150
13 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$47,980
820
14 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$46,690
40
15 Educational Support Services
$46,690
40
16 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$46,570
620
17 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$45,270
150
18 Educational Services
$44,440
560
19 Educational Services - Local government owned
$44,110
410
20 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$43,990
360
21 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$43,990
360
22 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$43,310
110
23 Educational Services - State government owned
$43,310
110
24 Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$43,150
n/a
25 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$43,150
n/a
26 Wholesale Trade
$43,150
n/a
27 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$41,090
900
28 Building Equipment Contractors
$41,090
900
29 Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$40,560
190
30 Nonresidential Building Construction
$37,570
1,570
31 Construction of Buildings
$36,820
n/a
32 Building Finishing Contractors
$36,310
1,390
33 Residential Building Construction
$36,130
n/a
34 Construction
$35,730
101,420
35 Specialty Trade Contractors
$35,690
97,240
36 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$35,620
94,740
37 Roofing Contractors
$35,600
92,320
38 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$35,190
n/a
39 Administrative and Support Services
$32,600
690
40 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$32,600
690
41 Temporary Help Services
$32,530
140
42 Employment Services
$32,140
600
43 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$31,560
70
44 Manufacturing
$29,310
380
45 Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$26,780
250
46 Wood Product Manufacturing
$26,780
250
See also: Highest paying cities for roofers.