Roofers (47-2181)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 305322 5.62 57
United States 123,400139,300 12.81,580 1,8803,470

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 20.2312.0414.48 18.1524.0331.07
Alaska 24.3716.3118.62 23.2028.9334.62
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 23.5116.2318.40 22.4928.5633.08

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
42983 19.322.8 12.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation92
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation24
UI claimants previously working in occupation203
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 459
Number of job position postings 24
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 19.1

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)

Alaska Building Science Network   (Juneau)
Cold Climate Homebuilding: Roofs

AVTEC   (Seward)
Construction Technology

Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection (NSTC and OSHA Offered)

Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Scaffold Safety and Fall Protection Certificate

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Construction Management Endorsement
Construction Technology AAS
Construction Technology I Certificate
Construction Technology II Certificate
Scaffolding Endorsement

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Fall Protection Authorized User

Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection

Wisdom & Associates, Inc.   (Kenai)
Roofs - AHFC Sponsored