Enter the total cost of the roofing job, the materials cost, and the number of squares into the calculator to determine the roofing labor cost per square.

Roofing Labor Cost Per Square Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Roofing Labor Cost Per Square.

RLC = (TC – MC) / SQ

  • Where RLC is the roofing labor cost per square ($/square)
  • TC is the total cost ($)
  • MC is the material cost ($)
  • SQ is the total number of square

To calculate the roofing labor cost per square, subtract the material cost from the total cost, then divide by the number of squares. Recall that a square is equal to 100 square feet.

What is the Roofing Labor Cost Per Square?

Definition:

The average cost of labor per square foot for roofing ranges from $1.20 to $5.50 depending on the type of roof, but most spend about $2.80 per square foot to install asphalt shingles on a typical house.

The labor cost to install or replace a roof will vary from one part of the country to another and vary depending on the type of roof being installed. The average labor price for a roofer is about $75 per hour.

For installing asphalt shingles, expect to pay between $4.50 and $6.50 per square foot of roof space, including labor and materials.

For installing clay or concrete tile, expect to pay between $7.50 and $12.00 per square foot of roof space, including labor and materials.

For installing wood shakes, expect to pay between $9.00 and $18.00 per square foot of roof space, including labor and materials.