Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

47-2181 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.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 1008$22.86/hr$12.48/hr$16.93/hr$22.48/hr$27.53/hr$30.50/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction1,860$26.36/hr
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health ServicesN/A$34.03/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/A$23.18/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/A$23.14/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 50$18.17/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 90$23.57/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 100$22.48/hr15.0%
Northwest Balance of State 100$22.48/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 120$21.80/hr18.6%
Rochester MN MSA 150N/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota 190$23.17/hr-12.8%
Central Minnesota 200$27.80/hr20.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 790$31.72/hr6.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,100$31.03/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,910$26.47/hr10.5%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 1,070$32.59/hr-0.1%
Insulation Workers, Mechanical 740$42.66/hr9.2%
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 320$41.65/hr6.7%
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 280$35.23/hr10.2%
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190$18.04/hr14.6%
Carpenters 18,330$26.43/hr5.6%
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 830$29.59/hr10.2%
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 2,150$31.45/hr9.4%
Glaziers 1,090$27.65/hr8.9%
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 850$20.97/hr-4.4%


  • Cut felt, shingles, or strips of flashing to fit angles formed by walls, vents, or intersecting roof surfaces.
  • Inspect problem roofs to determine the best repair procedures.
  • Install vapor barriers or layers of insulation on flat roofs.
  • Install partially overlapping layers of material over roof insulation surfaces, using chalk lines, gauges on shingling hatchets, or lines on shingles.
  • Cover roofs or exterior walls of structures with slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, gravel, gypsum, or related materials, using brushes, knives, punches, hammers, or other tools.
  • Estimate materials and labor required to complete roofing jobs.
  • Waterproof or damp-proof walls, floors, roofs, foundations, or basements by painting or spraying surfaces with waterproof coatings or by attaching waterproofing membranes to surfaces.
  • Install, repair, or replace single-ply roofing systems, using waterproof sheet materials such as modified plastics, elastomeric, or other asphaltic compositions.
  • Install, repair, or replace single-ply roofing systems, using waterproof sheet materials such as modified plastics, elastomeric, or other asphaltic compositions.
  • Cement or nail flashing strips of metal or shingle over joints to make them watertight.