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Glazier Salary (United States)

Men account for the majority of Glaziers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $18.04 per hour. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 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 more than a third receive dental plans. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Glazier Salary (?
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$31,785 - $82,851
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MEDIAN: $40,975
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Glazier Salary (?
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$12.15 - $30.40
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$31,785 - $82,851  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
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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$26,640 - $67,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $30.40  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $45.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
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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$26,640 - $67,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 379
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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 go on to top-notch roles like Construction Project Manager, where median pay is $70K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Glazier

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Glaziers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $33K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $38K. Glaziers see a median salary of $43K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $45K. Those with more than 20 years of experience are scarcest in the field. Glaziers typically report having spent one to 10 years on the job, with those with 10 to 20 years following close behind.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Los Angeles
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Austin
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National Average
$39,000
Cincinnati
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Dallas
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For Glaziers, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 85 percent greater than the national average. Glaziers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+85 percent) and Austin (+1 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Glaziers is geography, with workers in Dallas earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average.

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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National Average
$39,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
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female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 44%