DESCRIPTION

Glaziers install glass in windows, skylights, store fronts, and display cases, or on surfaces, such as building fronts, interior walls, ceilings, and tabletops.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Fabricate or install metal sashes or moldings for glass installation, using aluminum or steel framing. 
  • Determine plumb of walls or ceilings, using plumb lines and levels. 
  • Fasten glass panes into wood sashes or frames with clips, points, or moldings, adding weather seals or putty around pane edges to seal joints. 
  • Prepare glass for cutting by resting it on rack edges or against cutting tables and brushing thin layer of oil along cutting lines or dipping cutting tools in oil. 
  • Cut, fit, install, repair, or replace glass or glass substitutes, such as plastic or aluminum, in building interiors or exteriors or in furniture or other products.

SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

  • Glass cutters — Automatic cutting tables; Notched glass-breaking tools; Side cutters; Wheel cutters 
  • Grinding or polishing machines — Glass bevelers; Glass routers; Polishing machines; Portable air routers 
  • Levels — Builders' levels; Laser levels; Spirit levels 
  • Power saws — Cutoff saws; Glass saws; Reciprocating saws; Saber saws 
  • Tape measures — Measuring tapes; Story pole tape measures; Telescoping measuring rods

AT A GLANCE

AVERAGE ANNUAL WAGE

The average annual wage is $33,310 or $16.02/hour.

SALARY RANGE

Annual salaries range betweeen $20,710 and $48,570.

JOB OPENINGS (THROUGH 2024)

210

DEMAND (THROUGH 2026)

★★✩ High

EDUCATION & TRAINING REQUIRED

On average, 60% had high school diploma or equivalent. These occupations usually require a high school diploma. Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.