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 908$16.77/hr$11.06/hr$12.69/hr$15.11/hr$19.56/hr$26.17/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction1,990$25.78/hr
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/A$23.27/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/A$23.20/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 50$17.76/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$19.37/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 90$22.59/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 90$15.01/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 90$15.11/hr15.0%
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 110$24.08/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 130$19.20/hr-12.8%
Southwest Minnesota 140$22.26/hr18.6%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 140$17.94/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 190$32.59/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 850$28.00/hr6.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,260$29.62/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,010$25.67/hr10.5%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 1,000$30.26/hr-0.1%
Insulation Workers, Mechanical 900$41.40/hr9.2%
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 250$41.56/hr6.7%
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 230$35.04/hr10.2%
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 230$17.47/hr14.6%
Carpenters 17,110$24.66/hr5.6%
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 790$33.85/hr10.2%
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 1,880$31.04/hr9.4%
Glaziers 1,000$26.72/hr8.9%
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 800$20.10/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.