Roofing Jobs & Careers
Roofing jobs, and a career in the industry, may be for you if you:
- Are at least 18 years old
- Have a high school diploma or GED Certificate
- Enjoy working outdoors
- Enjoy working with your hands
- Are able to work at various heights
- Are interested in learning the trade as a lifelong skill
- Are interested in a variety of roofing jobs and opportunities
- Value job security, excellent wages and benefits
How to Get Started
As detailed in the Apprenticeship Program section of our website, roofers begin as pre-apprentices and receive on-the-job training under the supervision of United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local No. 2 Contractor Members. After becoming apprentices, roofers receive additional instruction, both in evening classes and on-the-job, all while receiving union wages.
The apprenticeship pay rate will increase with your skills and time in the program. Upon completion of the program, you will receive Journeyman Certification and are then eligible for union roofing jobs and Journeyman wages.
A Career as a Journeyman
Union Journeyman Roofers and Waterproofers work on a variety of types of buildings, protecting those facilities against water intrusion and ultimate damage to the structure and its contents. You will be qualified to work for any union or waterproofing employer in the country at higher wages and for better benefits than are available in the non-union sector of the industry.
Below you’ll find a list of Apprentice, Kettleman, Journeyman and Foreman pay rates effective as of March 1, 2016.
|Pre-Apprentice 0-500 Hours||$17.24|
|1st Year Apprentice||$18.81|
|2nd Year Apprentice||$21.95|
|3rd Year Apprentice||$25.08|
|4th Year Apprentice||$28.22|
If you are interested in learning more about the Roofers Apprenticeship Training Program, contact the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local No. 2 by filling out the form here: Apprenticeship Training Program Application >>