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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 235243 3.47 1624
United States 146,200162,400 11.14,400 10,50016,520

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 22.0312.7615.94 20.2426.6534.10
Alaska 29.0914.1120.30 32.1136.6239.92
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 28.7314.5320.16 31.1536.0739.76
Fairbanks North Star Borough 31.0913.2632.59 35.4838.3740.10

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
41282 19.922.4 13.5
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation82
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation35
UI claimants previously working in occupation191
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 513
Number of job position postings 7
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 73.3

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

Cold Climate Homebuilding: Roofs

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)

Alaska Carpenters Training Trust   (Anchorage)
Scaffold Erector

American Health and Safety, LLC   (Fairbanks)
Fall Protection

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 I Endorsement

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Fall Protection Authorized User

Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection

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