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Glazier Salary

Men make up the majority of Glaziers in the United States, bringing in about $18.19 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. While just under a half report receiving no health benefits, a little more than half do receive medical coverage, and close to a third have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Glaziers is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$32,464 - $82,747
(Median)
$32K
$41K
$83K
MEDIAN: $40,612
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$12.39 - $29.88
(Median)
$12
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$32,464 - $82,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,102 - $65,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.39 - $29.88  
   
Overtime
$17.95 - $43.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,102 - $65,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 444

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Job Description for Glazier

Glaziers are responsible for glass installation, cutting, assembling, and fitting metal-framed glass enclosures. They are also in charge of driving vehicles to installation sites, unloading material, fabricating and installing framework, and loading and arranging glass onto vehicles. These professionals clear work space of furniture and cover floors, as well as operate cranes and hoists. Other tasks performed by glaziers include setting glass into frames, attaching mountain strips, recording measurements, following blueprints, and grinding and polishing glass. Additionally, they set molds, create patterns on glass, and consult with clients.

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Glazier Tasks

  • Remove old or broken windows and evaluate site for the best type of glass for the location.
  • Use adhesives, gaskets, and caulks to hang windows and seal them.
  • Measure, cut, grind, polish, and ready glass for installation.
  • Use tools and equipment to transport, handle, and place glass into final location.

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Glaziers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Construction Project Manager. The average Construction Project Manager brings home $70K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Glazier

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Glaziers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $33K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $39K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Glaziers make a median salary of $44K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $46K.

Glazier Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Glazier in Charleston:
"Quarterly bonuses were promised but not kept up."
Make sure your pay is in writing. Not a verbal agreement.

Glazier in Pittsburgh:
"Be Diligent"
Learn how glass behaves and be constantly aware of the variables, I.e. Wind, cross stresses and so forth.

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Experience Affects Glazier Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 46%