Roofer

Salary Information:
$12.59 (entry level) - $25.93 (experienced) / hourly

What it is:
Take an interest in becoming a roof and rise above the rest!  Roofers use a variety of materials to build roofs and cover structures such as houses, malls, and hospitals.  The materials used are shingles, asphalt, wood, and aluminum.  They perform routine inspections and maintenance on a building’s roof and determine the best repair procedures.  Safety procedures and proper personal protective equipment is key to perform these tasks.

Work Environment:
Roofers work outdoors on all sorts of buildings.  Roofers typically are unable to work during extreme weather.

Education Opportunities:
You can start working as a roofer with no previous experience, but you can get additional certifications and industry training.

Qualifications:
Must have the ability to work at heights.  Good balance and hand-eye coordination are a must when working on ladders and scaffolds


FUN FACTS:

  • Roofers can make, on average, almost $37,390 per year!
  • Roofers are able to work on almost every type of construction project.
  • You can become a roofer directly out of high school.