Window Installer Salary
Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Window Installers earn an average of $15.00 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Just under one in three enjoy medical while nearly one in seven get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one-tenth. Work is enjoyable for Window Installers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Window Installer
Window installers must have a secondary school certificate or certificate of equivalence, and must also earn an apprenticeship with two to five years of understanding and capability with particular apparatuses/hardware and customer service, as well as interpersonal skills and critical thinking.Read More...
The National Glass Association (NGA) offers a Certified Glass Installer assignment, and qualification requires at least six months of work involvement, finishing an online class, or buying a review manual. Applicants must also pass an exam, and it's usually recommended for installers to be knowledgeable of construction, especially framing.
Window installers fit pre-made windows into window openings and door frames for all types of homes and structures. They often work in new construction, remodeling jobs, or replacement fixtures, and some work on private or small business structures while others work on expansive business structures. The installation of windows is physically demanding and may require climbing on ladders or scaffolding, as windows come in all shapes and sizes and installers must be able to lift or support significant amounts of weight.
Window installers must be able to work with other installers and supervisors in different climates. More work is typically available in summer than winter, and mathematical skills and close attention to detail are also necessary to guarantee that windows are level, climate-tight, and installed according to original blueprints. Installers may also be responsible for providing estimates for the labor and materials involved in a given project.
Window Installer Tasks
- Install windows, doors, siding, or roofing products.
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Pay by Experience Level for Window Installer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Window Installers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $30K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $36K. Window Installers see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $53K.
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