Roofers Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of roofers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare roofers salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Roofers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,680
25th Percentile Wage
$31,380
50th Percentile Wage
$38,990
75th Percentile Wage
$50,900
90th Percentile Wage
$64,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for roofers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) roofers is $64,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid roofers is $25,680.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of roofers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$38,990
3.13% 9.72%
2016
$37,770
2.86% -
2015
$36,690
2.62% -
2014
$35,730
0.76% -
2013
$35,460
0.73% -
2012
$35,200
- -

Compare Roofers Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of roofers in 14 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for roofers occupations is the masonry contractors industry with an annual salary $89,650. The lowest paying industry is the heavy and civil engineering construction industry (annual salary $33,930). For detailed roofers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Masonry Contractors
$89,650
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$47,380
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$47,340
Building Equipment Contractors
$47,060
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$44,410
Building Finishing Contractors
$42,830
Nonresidential Building Construction
$42,600
Specialty Trade Contractors
$39,090
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$38,980
Roofing Contractors
$38,980
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$37,610
Construction of Buildings
$37,100
Residential Building Construction
$34,390
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$33,930

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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