One must understand that roofers install and repair roofs on homes and businesses using asphalt, wood and metal. Though they most commonly manage low-slope, steep-slope and regular flat or "built-up" structures, a few handle the new “green” roofs that place vegetation and soil on top of waterproof layers.

More so, a roofer’s salaries vary according to employer and location.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics roofers make an average of $18.54 per hour, or $38,570 per year.

There are helpers that learn their skills informally, on the job and they earned an average wage of $11.99 per hour, or $24,930 per year.

It is proven that for example in the UK Midlands area, a reasonable pre-tax net profit for a self-employed roofer with over four years of experience is in the £25,000 to £30,000 range. The salary is highly sensitive to the cycles of growth and recession, as customers tend to put off repairs when the economy is slow and spend on their houses to try and realize additional value in times of thriving.

A roofer who is employed by an established firm can expect to receive around £16,000 per year. A labourer is typically paid at minimum wage of £5.93 per hour in the UK for workers aged 21 and over, £4.92 for those in the 18-20 age category, and £3.64 for young workers aged between 16-17 years.

Self-employed roofers often consider expanding their range of services in order to have more probability of winning future jobs. This can span from the typical one-man-band all the way through to large companies with several hundred installers working in crews on large commercial projects.

In US, the average wage for a Roofer is $15.34 per hour. A skill in foreman is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Below is an average wage of what roofers make in the various states of America:

a)Minnesota $51,710

b)Hawaii $51,390

c)Massachusetts $48,370

d)Connecticut $46,560

e)Missouri $45,940

f)California $45,650

g)Washington $42,790

h)Puerto Rico $17,560

i)South Dakota $26,870

j)Oklahoma $28,030

k)Mississippi $28,140

l)South Carolina $28,500

m)Montana $28,860

n)New Mexico $28,950

Also below is a list indicating what roofer make from different industries:

a)Educational Services $46,710

b)Public Administration $46,430

c)Wholesale Trade $46,010

d)Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $45,940

e)Construction $37,870

f)Manufacturing $33,520

g)Retail Trade $32,180

h)Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $32,620

i)Manufacturing $33,520

j)Construction $37,870

k)Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $45,940

l)Wholesale Trade $46,010

m)Roofers in Australia

In Canada, Roofer earns an average wage of C$21.03 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Roofing Materials Installation is associated with high pay for this job.

In Australia, the average rate for a Roofer is AU$24.74 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.