Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Roofers 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.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Roofers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $27,220 to $33,810 per year or $13 to $16 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Roofers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$35||$72,100|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$27||$56,860|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$21||$43,580|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$16||$33,810|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$13||$27,220|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Roofer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Roofers are in the states of NY, NJ, WA, HI and CT.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Federal Executive Branch||$63390||$30.48|
|Building Equipment Contractors||$53610||$25.78|
|Elementary and Secondary Schools||$53480||$25.71|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$52890||$25.43|
|Nonresidential Building Construction||$48540||$23.34|
|Building Finishing Contractors||$47860||$23.01|
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors||$47080||$22.63|
|Residential Building Construction||$45890||$22.06|
|Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing||$42410||$20.39|
|Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing||$42100||$20.24|
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors||$40170||$19.31|
|Other Wood Product Manufacturing||$35580||$17.11|
|Building Material and Supplies Dealers||$32940||$15.84|