Glazier Salary

Men account for the majority of Glaziers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $18.17 per hour. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Glaziers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, a little over a half have medical insurance and roughly a third receive dental plans. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$24,387 - $83,472
(Median)
$24K
$48K
$83K
MEDIAN: $47,791
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90%

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$12.73 - $30.37
(Median)
$13
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$24,387 - $83,472  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,457  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$27,237 - $67,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.73 - $30.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.37  
Overtime
$18.46 - $43.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,457  
   
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$27,237 - $67,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 626
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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.

Common Career Paths for Glazier


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Glaziers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Construction Project Manager. The latter position pays an average of $70K annually.

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Professional skills reported by Glaziers are few in number. Blueprints and Window or Door Installation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Experience with Blueprints is often linked with knowledge of Window or Door Installation.

Pay by Experience Level for Glazier

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


For Glaziers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $33K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $39K. Glaziers see a median salary of $43K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Glazier generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $48K.

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
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Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Glazier Salaries

Blueprints
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National Average
$40,000

Window or Door Installation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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