Glaziers select, cut, fit, and install all types of glass and glass substitutes such as plastics. They install windows, mirrors, shower doors, glass tabletops, display cases, skylights, special items such as pre-assembled stained glass and leaded glass window panels, and many other glass items. There are approximately 53,500 glaziers employed in the United States.
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Earnings of glaziers vary substantially in different parts of the country. For example, glaziers in Hawaii, New Jersey, Illinois, Washington, and New York received the highest wages. Salaries were much lower in Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, and North Carolina.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reports that in May 2018, median hourly wages of glaziers were $20.94, or $43,550 annually. H...
Glaziers who are employed by construction companies, glass suppliers, or glazing contractors may have to drive trucks that carry glass and tools to and from job sites. Working on buildings may require them to be outdoors, sometimes in unpleasant weather. Bad weather can also cause the shutdown of job activities, limiting the hours glaziers work and thus also limiting their pay. Glaziers typical...
Employment in this field is expected to increase faster than the average for all occupations through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Oportunities are expected to be good because of growth in residential and nonresidential construction and the need to replace workers who leave the field. Glass will continue to be popular for its good looks and its practical advantages, and furth...