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Become A Window Installer

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Working As A Window Installer

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Getting Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Deal with People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Stressful

  • $33,830

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Window Installer does

  • Installed replacement windows and doors in residential homes.
  • Create Transforms (MST) to customize existing MSI files.
  • Inspected and installed windows and patio doors.
  • Install retrofit windows and assisting in the removal and replacement of the old to the new window
  • Install Windows or sliding glass doors.
  • Created Novell ZenWorks application objects for distributing MSI packages.
  • Screw and bolt brackets and hangers onto wall, using hand tools.
  • Install window film at customers home or businesses.
  • Cut out materials,assemble and install residential windows.
  • Install vinyl windows in single family and multi-family homes.
  • Set up and maintain an organized job site, including the construction office/trailer.
  • Job Duties include: Install new windows on new construction homes.
  • Resolved any issues the clients have with their window treatments.
  • Installed window frames, windows and locking mechanisms.
  • Followed safety rules and regulations and maintained a safe and clean environment.
  • Serviced repairs and customer service.
  • Removed old windows (steel, wood, vinyl etc.)
  • Job duties consisted of demolition of existing windows and installing new windows.
  • Used ORCA for editing and validating the MSI packages.
  • Managed an on-site crew of 2 + employees, ensuring 100 % Customer Satisfaction.

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How To Become A Window Installer

Most employers prefer to hire automotive body and glass repairers who have completed a formal training program in automotive body or glass repair. Still, many new body and glass repairers begin work without formal training. Industry certification is increasingly important.


High school, trade and technical school, and community college programs in collision repair combine hands-on practice and technical instruction. Topics usually include electronics, repair cost estimation, and welding, all of which provide a strong educational foundation for a career as a body repairer. Although not required, postsecondary education often provides the best preparation.

Trade and technical school programs typically award certificates after 6 months to 1 year of study. Some community colleges offer 2-year programs in collision repair. Many of these schools also offer certificates for individual courses, so students can take classes part time or as needed.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not required, certification is recommended because it shows competence and usually brings higher pay. In some instances it is required for advancement beyond entry-level work.

Certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is a standard credential for body repairers. In addition, many vehicle and paint manufacturers have product certification programs that train body repairers in specific technologies and repair methods.

A few states require a license to perform automotive glass installation and repair. Check with your state for more information.


New workers typically begin their on-the-job training by helping an experienced body repairer with basic tasks, such as fixing minor dents. As they gain experience, they move on to more complex work, such as aligning car frames. Some body repairers may become trained in as little as 1 year, but they generally need 2 or 3 years of hands-on training to become fully independent body repairers. 

Basic automotive glass installation and repair can be learned in as little as 6 months, but becoming fully independent can take up to a year of training.

Formally educated workers often require significantly less on-the-job training and typically advance to independent work more quickly than those who do not have the same level of education.

Throughout their careers, body repairers need to continue their education and training to keep up with rapidly changing automotive technology. Body repairers are expected to develop their skills by reading technical manuals and by attending classes and seminars. Many employers regularly send workers to advanced training programs, such as those offered by the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR).


Automotive body and glass repairers earn more money as they gain experience, and some may advance into management positions within body shops, especially those workers with 2- or 4-year degrees.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. Automotive body and glass repairers must be able to evaluate vehicle damage and determine necessary repair strategies. In some cases, they must decide if a vehicle is “totaled,” or too damaged to justify the cost of repair.

Customer-service skills. Automotive body and glass repairers must discuss auto body and glass problems, along with options to fix them, with customers. Workers must be courteous, good listeners, and ready to answer customers’ questions.

Detail oriented. Automotive body and glass repairers must pay close attention to detail. Restoring a damaged auto body or windshield to its original state requires workers to have a keen eye for even the smallest imperfection. 

Dexterity. Many body repairers’ tasks, such as removing door panels, hammering out dents, and using hand tools to install parts, require a steady hand and good hand-eye coordination.

Mechanical skills. Body repairers must know which diagnostic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and other power equipment and tools are appropriate for certain procedures and repairs. They must know how to apply the correct techniques and methods necessary to repair modern automobiles.

Physical strength. Automotive body and glass repairers must sometimes lift heavy parts, such as door panels and windshields.

Time-management skills. Automotive body and glass repairers must be timely in their repairs. For many people, their automobile is their primary mode of transportation.

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Window Installer Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Russian

  • Irish

  • Vietnamese

  • Japanese

  • Carrier

  • Cheyenne

  • Polish

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Real Window Installer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Window Installer Advanced Windows Inc. Monroe, NY Nov 10, 2016 $62,000
Supervisor of Window Installation Crew Alu-Pro, Inc. North Miami, FL Aug 14, 2008 $32,369
Siding Applicator/Window Installer A-1 Siding & Windows Seminole, TX Jan 29, 2016 $23,982 -
Siding Applicator/Window Installer A-1 Siding & Windows Seminole, TX Mar 02, 2016 $23,982 -
Siding Applicator/Window Installer A-1 Siding & Windows Seminole, TX Jul 30, 2008 $19,386 -
Siding Applicator/Window Installer A-1 Siding & Windows Seminole, TX Jun 18, 2008 $19,386 -
Siding Applicator/Window Installer A-1 Siding & Windows Seminole, TX May 28, 2008 $19,386 -
Siding Applicator/Window Installer A-1 Siding & Windows Seminole, TX Apr 09, 2008 $19,386 -

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Top Skills for A Window Installer


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Top Window Installer Skills

  1. New Windows
  2. Glass Doors
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Measure window openings, removed existing windows and replaced with new windows, ensure that the window is properly installed.
  • Install Windows or sliding glass doors.
  • Provide outstanding installation and customer service.
  • Removed old windows and installed new windows, sliding glass doors and swing doors.
  • Installed vinyl windows and built sun-rooms according to specific blueprints.

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