DAYTON REGIONAL WORKFORCE PORTAL

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.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $12.93/hr
Median: $15.10/hr
Experienced: $18.04/hr

Current Employment
380 (2017)

Projected Employment
310 (2028)

Growth for Roofers

2017 Jobs2028 JobsChange (2018-2028)% Change (2018-2028)
380310(58)(16%)

Industries Employing Roofers

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2017)% of Occupation in Industry (2017)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2017)
Roofing Contractors28274.3%50.5%
Residential Remodelers143.8%1.1%
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors<102.1%0.3%
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors<102.1%1.3%
Site Preparation Contractors<102%1%

Occupational Skills

  • Inspect problem roofs to determine the best repair procedures
  • Remove snow, water, or debris from roofs prior to applying roofing materials
  • Set up scaffolding to provide safe access to roofs
  • Estimate materials and labor required to complete roofing jobs
  • Cement or nail flashing strips of metal or shingle over joints to make them watertight
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