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Working As A Glazier

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Getting Information
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Deal with People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $77,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Glazier Do

Glaziers install glass in windows, skylights, and other fixtures in storefronts and buildings.

Duties

Glaziers typically do the following:

  • Follow blueprints or specifications
  • Remove any old or broken glass before installing replacement glass
  • Cut glass to the specified size and shape
  • Make or install sashes or moldings for glass installation
  • Fasten glass into sashes or frames with clips, moldings, or other types of fasteners
  • Add weather seal or putty around pane edges to seal joints

Glass has many uses in everyday life. For example, insulated and specially treated glass keeps in warm or cool air and controls sound and condensation. Tempered and laminated glass makes doors and windows more secure by making them less prone to breaking. The use of large windows, glass doors, and skylights makes buildings bright, airy, and inviting. Glaziers specialize in installing these different glass products.

In homes, glaziers install or replace windows, mirrors, shower doors, and bathtub enclosures. They fit glass for tabletops and display cases. On commercial interior projects, glaziers install items such as heavy, often etched, decorative room dividers or security windows. Glazing projects also may involve exterior work such as replacing storefront windows for supermarkets, auto dealerships, banks, and many other establishments.

For most large-scale construction jobs, glass is precut and mounted into frames at a factory or a contractor’s shop. The finished glass arrives at the jobsite ready for glaziers to position and secure into place. Using cranes or hoists with suction cups, workers lift large, heavy pieces of glass for installation. In cases where the glass is not secure inside the frame, glaziers may attach steel and aluminum sashes or frames to the building, and then secure the glass with clips, moldings, or other types of fasteners. 

Many windows are now being covered with laminates—a thin film or coating placed over the glass. These coatings provide additional durability, security, and can add color or tint to interior and exterior glass. The laminate also provides safety benefits by making glass less prone to shattering, which makes it ideal for commercial use in areas prone to high winds.

A few glaziers work with plastics, granite, marble, and other materials used as glass substitutes.

Workers who replace and repair glass in motor vehicles are covered in the automotive body and glass repairers profile.

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How To Become A Glazier

Glaziers typically enter the occupation with a high school diploma and learn their trade through an apprenticeship.

Education

Glaziers typically enter the occupation with a high school diploma or equivalent. High school courses in math are considered useful.

Training

The typical training for glaziers is a 4-year apprenticeship. Each year, apprentices must have at least 144 hours of related technical training and 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training. On the job, they learn to use the tools and equipment of the trade; handle, measure, cut, and install glass and metal framing; cut and fit moldings; and install and balance glass doors. Technical training includes learning different installation techniques, as well as basic mathematics, blueprint reading and sketching, general construction techniques, safety practices, and first aid.

After completing an apprenticeship program, glaziers are considered to be journey workers who may do tasks on their own. 

A few groups sponsor apprenticeship programs, including several union and contractor associations. Some apprenticeship programs have preferred entry for veterans. The basic qualifications to enter an apprenticeship program are as follows:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High school education or equivalent
  • Physically able to perform the work
Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Connecticut and Florida are the only two states to require glaziers to have a license. Licensure requirements include passing a test, completing an apprenticeship, and possessing a combination of education and work experience.

Important Qualities

Balance. Glaziers need a good sense of balance while working on ladders and scaffolding to minimize the risk of falling.

Hand-eye coordination. Glaziers must be able to cut glass precisely. As a result, a steady hand is needed to cut the correct size and shape in the field.

Physical stamina. Glaziers must be on their feet and move heavy pieces of glass most of the day. They need to be able to hold glass in place until it can be fully secured.

Physical strength. Glaziers must often lift heavy pieces of glass for hanging. Physical strength, therefore, is important for the occupation.

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Average Yearly Salary
$77,000
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$35,000
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$169,000
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Highest Paying City
Denver, CO
Highest Paying State
Illinois
Avg Experience Level
3.7 years
How much does a Glazier make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Glazier in the United States is $77,772 per year or $37 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $35,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $169,000.

Real Glazier Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Glazier Scenic Glass Installation Corp Huntington Station, NY Feb 17, 2015 $84,524
Glazier Tinity III Construction Inc. Thousand Palms, CA Apr 27, 2016 $78,832
Glazier Seoul Glass & Interior, Inc. Jackson, NY May 10, 2016 $61,942
Glaziers Brothers Home Improvement Long Beach, CA Feb 28, 2008 $58,979
Glazier LUSO Glass Co. Newark, NJ Dec 16, 2009 $58,707
Glazier E. B. Pritchard Contracting Corp. New York, NY Jun 27, 2012 $58,261
Glazier California Custom Entrance Systems, Inc. Orange, CA Apr 27, 2015 $58,053
Glazier Advantage Glass Co. VA Jul 18, 2012 $54,579
Glaziers Advantage Glass Co. Manassas, VA Dec 20, 2012 $54,579
Glaziers Advantage Glass Co. Manassas, VA Jun 23, 2014 $54,101
Glazier Empire Mirror & Glass, Ltd. Cliffwood Beach, NJ Feb 04, 2011 $52,562
Glazier Dependable Glass & Mirror Corp. New York, NY Dec 27, 2016 $49,837
Glaziers Sell-Mar Enterprise, Inc. New York, NY Apr 07, 2010 $49,566
Glazier Merit Constructors New York, NY Jul 06, 2010 $49,566
Glazier Two F Studio, Inc. Miami, FL Mar 15, 2016 $48,984
Glaziers Two F Studio, Inc. Miami, FL Aug 06, 2014 $48,984
Glazier Perfection In Reflection Glass and Mirror, Inc.DBA Lynbrook, NY Aug 29, 2008 $48,189
Artistic Glazier Yellin Glass Works New York, NY Mar 18, 2010 $48,084
Artistic Glazier Yellin Glass Works New York, NY Nov 28, 2007 $46,331
Artistic Glazier ABAX Incorporated Islandia, NY May 21, 2010 $46,060
Glazier Our Terms Fabricators West Babylon, NY Sep 24, 2008 $45,893
Glaziers State Shore Glass LLC Eatontown, NJ May 13, 2014 $45,594
Glazier Howell General Glazing Contractors Corp. Howell, NJ Apr 24, 2009 $38,985
Glazier Western Valley Glass Rifle, CO Jan 13, 2011 $38,380
Glazier Wilson Glass & Mirror Inc. Wilson, NC Apr 13, 2011 $37,441
Glaziers Advanced Windows, Inc. Brockton, MA Feb 01, 2011 $36,543
Glazier Capitol Glass & Sash Co. Inc. Islandia, NY Mar 09, 2010 $35,980
Glaziers Franklin Glass & Mirror Co., Inc. Houston, TX Mar 05, 2010 $34,373
Lead Glazier Kapasi Glass Mart Spartanburg, SC Mar 19, 2010 $34,331
Lead Glazier Kapasi Glass Mart Spartanburg, SC Mar 12, 2010 $34,331

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Top Skills for A Glazier

  1. Door Frames
  2. Custom Shower Doors
  3. Glass Doors
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Installed door frames into place as well as installed hardware into doors 84" tall by 36" wide.
  • Glass division/cabinetry division Responsibilities: Specialty Glass installation to include custom shower doors, hardware, pivots.
  • Oversee all aspects of window repair and installation, to include replacement and repair of window treatments and sliding glass doors.
  • Install mirrors or structural glass on building fronts, walls, ceilings and tables using mastic, screws or decorative molding.
  • Verified accuracy of blueprint dimensions and fabricated aluminum framework for store fronts.

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Glazier Demographics

Gender

Male

91.1%

Unknown

4.9%

Female

4.1%
Ethnicity

White

61.9%

Hispanic or Latino

18.7%

Black or African American

10.5%

Asian

5.4%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7%

Polish

6.7%

Italian

6.7%

French

4.4%

Swedish

2.2%

Portuguese

2.2%

Chinese

2.2%

Ukrainian

2.2%

Russian

2.2%

Mandarin

2.2%

Cebuano

2.2%
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Glazier Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.4%

Ashford University

9.3%

Salt Lake Community College

7.2%

The Academy

6.2%

Universal Technical Institute

6.2%

Texas State Technical College - Waco

5.2%

Macomb Community College

5.2%

Pima Community College

5.2%

Red Rocks Community College

5.2%

Kansas State University

4.1%

Arizona State University

4.1%

Suffolk County Community College

4.1%

Citrus College

4.1%

Ohio University -

3.1%

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

3.1%

Weatherford College

3.1%

Trident Technical College

3.1%

Redstone College

3.1%

Valencia College

3.1%

San Francisco State University

3.1%
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Majors

Business

18.0%

General Studies

10.3%

Automotive Technology

8.7%

Precision Metal Working

6.7%

Criminal Justice

5.7%

Computer Science

4.6%

Construction Management

4.6%

Education

4.0%

Accounting

4.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.8%

Graphic Design

3.8%

Heating And Air Conditioning

3.6%

Project Management

3.0%

Psychology

3.0%

Management

3.0%

Kinesiology

2.8%

Electrical Engineering

2.8%

Drafting And Design

2.4%

Industrial Technology

2.4%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.4%
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Degrees

Other

52.5%

Bachelors

17.3%

Associate

15.1%

Certificate

9.6%

Diploma

3.1%

Masters

1.3%

License

0.9%

Doctorate

0.1%
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