Nationwide

ROOFER

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Description:

Take an interest in becoming a roofer 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.

More about a career as a roofer:

High School:​

No programs locally, contact us to talk about creating an opportunity for you!

Post-Secondary:​

No formal programs for Roofers, experience is the best teacher!

Career Development:

​Information on how to qualify for and receive a license as a Residential Builder in the State of Michigan: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Michigan 60-Hour Pre-License Training

One-on-One Contractor Exam Training

Additional Training Courses:

These courses are offered by Online CTI, headquartered in Traverse City with online courses available across the country.

Day In The Life of a Roofer:
  • Remove snow, water, or debris from roofs prior to applying roofing materials.

  • Cut felt, shingles, or strips of flashing to fit angles formed by walls, vents, or intersecting roof surfaces.

  • 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.

  • Install partially overlapping layers of material over roof insulation surfaces, using chalk lines, gauges on shingling hatchets, or lines on shingles.

  • Inspect problem roofs to determine the best repair procedures.

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Employment & Wage Statistics

Job growth (2019-2026)
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10%
12%
Nationwide
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Statewide
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Regional
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Job openings (2019-2016)
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360
19,500
Regional
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Hourly wage range
$13.33
$17.03
$22.71

Median

Annual wage range
$27,730
$35,420
$47,240
Statewide
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Hourly wage range
$13.82
$20.35
$34.86
Annual wage range
$28,740
$42,330
$72,500
Nationwide
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Hourly wage range
$12.76
$20.24
$34.10
Annual wage range
$26,540
$42,100
$70,920
For more information on careers as a roofer:
ONET Summary Report - Roofers