These Are The 10 States With The Highest Roofer Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 6 months ago
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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do roofers get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for roofers by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for roofers by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for roofers after this adjustment? That would be Roofers.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Minnesota
  2. Illinois
  3. New Jersey
  4. Missouri
  5. New York
  6. Michigan
  7. Washington
  8. Idaho
  9. Indiana
  10. Virginia

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for roofers from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $51050, so our index value would be:

$51,050 * (100 / 135.9) = $37,564

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for roofers.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

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Detailed List Of Roofer Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Minnesota $57,251 $57,710 100.8
2 Illinois $57,219 $54,130 94.6
3 New Jersey $48,613 $59,260 121.9
4 Missouri $48,606 $43,940 90.4
5 New York $48,000 $62,880 131.0
6 Michigan $46,382 $41,280 89.0
7 Washington $45,722 $48,100 105.2
8 Idaho $44,386 $40,880 92.1
9 Indiana $42,938 $38,430 89.5
10 Virginia $42,876 $43,220 100.8
11 Connecticut $42,584 $54,380 127.7
12 North Dakota $42,414 $42,160 99.4
13 Ohio $42,174 $39,560 93.8
14 Kansas $42,135 $37,880 89.9
15 Arizona $41,561 $40,730 98.0
16 West Virginia $40,974 $38,270 93.4
17 Wyoming $40,599 $37,270 91.8
18 Utah $40,462 $37,630 93.0
19 Delaware $40,138 $40,700 101.4
20 Georgia $39,978 $36,540 91.4
21 Kentucky $39,701 $35,930 90.5
22 New Hampshire $39,367 $46,060 117.0
23 Massachusetts $39,085 $52,140 133.4
24 Wisconsin $39,018 $37,770 96.8
25 Louisiana $38,691 $36,680 94.8
26 Alaska $38,665 $50,690 131.1
27 Nebraska $38,558 $35,320 91.6
28 Nevada $38,528 $39,800 103.3
29 Pennsylvania $38,392 $38,930 101.4
30 Iowa $38,109 $34,680 91.0
31 Arkansas $37,818 $32,940 87.1
32 California $37,564 $51,050 135.9
33 Tennessee $37,102 $33,170 89.4
34 Texas $36,637 $33,230 90.7
35 Oklahoma $36,636 $32,680 89.2
36 Oregon $36,453 $42,140 115.6
37 Mississippi $36,193 $31,090 85.9
38 North Carolina $35,804 $33,620 93.9
39 Colorado $35,741 $37,100 103.8
40 Alabama $34,879 $31,810 91.2
41 Montana $33,988 $34,260 100.8
42 South Carolina $33,750 $33,480 99.2
43 Maryland $33,474 $42,010 125.5
44 Florida $33,072 $32,510 98.3
45 New Mexico $32,373 $31,240 96.5
46 Maine $31,750 $35,180 110.8
47 Vermont $30,701 $37,180 121.1
48 Hawaii $29,583 $49,670 167.9
49 South Dakota $29,479 $30,570 103.7

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