risk level
Based on 63 votes
by year 2032
or $23.04 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

32% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

User poll

40% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, employees may be able to find reassurance in the automated risk level we have generated, which shows 32% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Roofers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Roofers' job openings is expected to rise 1.4% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Roofers' was $47,920, or $23 per hour

'Roofers' were paid 3.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 131,980 people employed as 'Roofers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.09% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Roofers'.

Job 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.

SOC Code: 47-2181.00


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Bob (Highly likely) says
As a former roofer and dealing with the "people" in the industry, it's probably best to start taking ai and robotics seriously. A lot of these tasks are easy and would make better sense using a robot. Why wake up at 6am to see john smoking a joint and deal with a yelling foreman. I'd rather use a robot and not deal with John or the robot. Roofers will still have to operate them but it'll be a lower-paying job with fewer staff. Not a career, but rather a job.
Oct 29, 2021 at 07:44 PM

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