Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 47-3016 Helpers--Roofers
Help roofers by performing duties of lesser skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Exclude apprentice workers and report them with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2221). Exclude construction laborers who do not primarily assist roofers, and classify them under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061).
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Check to ensure that completed roofs are watertight. Sweep and clean roofs to prepare them for the application of new roofing materials. Locate worn or torn areas in roofs. Clean work areas and equipment. Maintain tools and equipment. Cover roofs with layers of roofing felt or asphalt strips before installing tile, slate, or composition materials. Remove old roofing materials. Unload materials and tools from work trucks, and unroll roofing as directed. Set ladders, scaffolds, and hoists in place for taking supplies to roofs. Place tiles, nail them to roof boards, and cover nailheads with roofing cement. Provide assistance to skilled roofers installing and repairing roofs, flashings, and surfaces. Attach roofing paper and composition shingles, using nails. Perform emergency leak repairs and general maintenance for a variety of roof types. Attach sheets of metal to roof boards or building frameworks when installing metal roofs. Hoist tar and roofing materials to roofs, using ropes and pulleys, or carry materials up ladders. Apply shingles, gravel, or asphalt over the top layer of tar to protect the roofing material. Chop tar into small pieces, and heat chopped tar in kettles. Clear drains and downspouts and clean gutters.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $9.83   Entry $20,451.00
Mean $11.95   Mean $24,847.00
Experience $13.00 Experience $27,045.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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Occupational Videos
47-3016.00 Helpers--Roofers