Roofers are one of the least happy careers in the United States.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, roofers rate their career happiness 2.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 6% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy roofers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Tile and marble setter
2.8
$42k
Construction painter
2.7
$38k
Brickmason
2.7
$51k
Construction worker
2.7
$34k
Drywall and ceiling tile installer
2.6
$44k
Roofer
2.6
$40k
Fork lift operator
2.5
$33k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

Are roofers happy with their salary?