17 Essential Roofing Industry Statistics You Need to Know in 2023

Roofing is certainly a dangerous profession which can inhabit many problems for even the top-end tradespeople. With so many elements to think about including weather, equipment, and roof materials, we’ll take a look at some of the most important roofing stats and facts for 2023.

Roofing Statistics to Know in 2023

  1. On average, it costs about $8,000 to replace a roof in the United States. Most consumers spend between $5,500 and $11,00 for a replacement.
  2. As of 2021, there are 108,069 roofing companies in the United States, a 1.6% increase from last year.
  3. There are 3,819 roofing contractors in the State of Texas.
  4. Research projects the tile roofing market to reach $41.3 billion by 2027.
  5. The GSA concludes that green roofs can reduce stormwater runoff up to 65%.
  6. The largest workforce group in roofing industry is in the construction and extraction occupations.
  7. Single-ply roofing is responsible for over 40% of the overall sales revenue annually, while metal and coatings combined represent about 25% of sales.
  8. The CSCE analysis shows that there are 17,730 roofing contracting establishments in the United States with an average of 9.8 employees per establishment.
  9. The median age of roofers is 37.5, while 28 percent of the roofers are above the age of 45.
  10. Estimation software is currently used by 57% of roofing professionals, with 43% are utilizing aerial measurement.
  11. The average hourly wage of roofers is $20.57 with a yearly
  12. 78% of respondents indicated that employee referrals were the best way to find needed workers
  13. The use of fall protection systems, such as guardrails and personal fall arrest systems, is mandatory for roofing workers.
  14. Roofers in the United Kingdom earn an average of 50,000 pounds every year and the number could see an increase in the years to come.
  15. Currently, about 220,000 people are actively employed by roofing businesses. This is an increase of about 30,000 workers in three years alone.
  16. A majority of US roofers work as independent contractors.
  17. Every year, overtime accounts for $6,000 of a roofer’s pay and benefits such as life insurance, health insurance, and paid leaves.
Abbie Wilson
Abbie Wilson has years of experience in the DIY & construction field having covered roofing, plumbing, and general DIY for various award-winning publications.

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