Glaziers
SOC: 47-2121.00

Description:

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


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
45,300 employed

Projected (2024):
47,200 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Art Glass Setter
  • Automobile Glass Technician
  • Commercial Glazier
  • Foreman
  • Glass Fitter
  • Glass Glazier
  • Glass Inserter
  • Glass Installer
  • Glass Mechanic
  • Glass Setter
  • Glass Technician
  • Glazer
  • Glazier
  • Glazier Apprentice
  • Glazing Superintendent
  • Journeyman Glazier
  • Lead Applier
  • Leaded Glass Installer
  • Master Glazier
  • Mirror Installer
  • Plate Glass Installer
  • Residential Glazier
  • Stained Glass Glazier
  • Stained Glass Installer
  • Stained Glass Joiner
  • Window Assembler
  • Window Glass Installer
  • Window Glazier
  • Window Installer
  • Window Treatment Installer


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    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.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Read and interpret blueprints or specifications to determine size, shape, color, type, or thickness of glass, location of framing, installation procedures, or staging or scaffolding materials required.
  • Determine plumb of walls or ceilings, using plumb lines and levels.
  • Fabricate or install metal sashes or moldings for glass installation, using aluminum or steel framing.
  • Measure mirrors and dimensions of areas to be covered to determine work procedures.
  • Fasten glass panes into wood sashes or frames with clips, points, or moldings, adding weather seals or putty around pane edges to seal joints.
  • Secure mirrors in position, using mastic cement, putty, bolts, or screws.
  • 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.
  • Cut and remove broken glass prior to installing replacement glass.
  • Set glass doors into frames and bolt metal hinges, handles, locks, or other hardware to attach doors to frames and walls.
  • Score glass with cutters' wheels, breaking off excess glass by hand or with notched tools.
  • Cut, assemble, fit, or attach metal-framed glass enclosures for showers, bathtubs, display cases, skylights, solariums, or other structures.
  • Drive trucks to installation sites and unload mirrors, glass equipment, or tools.
  • Install pre-assembled metal or wood frameworks for windows or doors to be fitted with glass panels, using hand tools.
  • Cut and attach mounting strips, metal or wood moldings, rubber gaskets, or metal clips to surfaces in preparation for mirror installation.
  • Assemble, erect, or dismantle scaffolds, rigging, or hoisting equipment.
  • Load and arrange glass or mirrors onto delivery trucks, using suction cups or cranes to lift glass.
  • Measure and mark outlines or patterns on glass to indicate cutting lines.
  • Grind or polish glass, smoothing edges when necessary.
  • 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.
  • Pack spaces between moldings and glass with glazing compounds and trim excess material with glazing knives.
  • Operate cranes or hoists with suction cups to lift large, heavy pieces of glass.
  • Confer with customers to determine project requirements or to provide cost estimates.
  • Select the type or color of glass or mirror according to specifications.
  • Move furniture to clear work sites and cover floors or furnishings with drop cloths.
  • Assemble and cement sections of stained glass together.
  • Measure, cut, fit, and press anti-glare adhesive film to glass or spray glass with tinting solution to prevent light glare.
  • Create patterns on glass by etching, sandblasting, or painting designs.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adjustable widemouth pliers
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Allen wrenches
  • Automatic cutting tables
  • Automatic diamond wheel edgers
  • Automatic vertical edging machines
  • Aviation snips
  • Bastard files
  • Bench grinders
  • Bosun chairs
  • Builders' levels
  • Center punches
  • Claw hammers
  • Cold chisels
  • Combination squares
  • Cordless drills
  • Countersinks
  • Cutoff saws
  • Dead-blow hammers
  • Desktop computers
  • Drill presses
  • Drum sanders
  • Duck-billed locking pliers
  • Edge scrapers
  • Electric drills
  • Finger pull machines
  • Flat head screwdrivers
  • Forklifts
  • Glass bevelers
  • Glass clamps
  • Glass cutters
  • Glass dollies
  • Glass drilling machines
  • Glass edgers
  • Glass gloves
  • Glass holders
  • Glass lifters
  • Glass pliers
  • Glass routers
  • Glass saws
  • Glass tongs
  • Grinding tools
  • Hacksaws
  • Half moon files
  • Hammers
  • Hand seamers
  • Hand sprayers
  • Hard hats
  • Hoists
  • Jig saws
  • L-squares
  • Ladders
  • Laser levels
  • Leg protectors
  • Levels
  • Lifelines
  • Lifting hooks
  • Locking pliers
  • Mallets
  • Measuring tapes
  • Metal cutting shears
  • Milling machines
  • Nibblers
  • Notched glass-breaking tools
  • Nut drivers
  • Open end wrenches
  • Overhead cranes
  • Phillips head screwdrivers
  • Platform lifts
  • Plumb bobs
  • Point drivers
  • Polishing machines
  • Portable air routers
  • Portable belt sanders
  • Power hammers
  • Power miter saws
  • Power saws
  • Power screwguns
  • Propane torches
  • Protective aprons
  • Protective sleeves
  • Pry bars
  • Putty knives
  • Radial arm saws
  • Ratchet sets
  • Reciprocating saws
  • Respirators
  • Riveting tools
  • Robertson screwdrivers
  • Round files
  • Rubber mallets
  • Rulers
  • Saber saws
  • Safety gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • Safety lanyards
  • Sandblasters
  • Saws
  • Scaffolding
  • Scoring tools
  • Screwdrivers
  • Scribers
  • Self-propelled elevated work platforms
  • Shackles
  • Shin protectors
  • Side cutters
  • Single-cut mill saw files
  • Sliding bevels
  • Slings
  • Soldering equipment
  • Spatulas
  • Spirit levels
  • Spot-welding equipment
  • Spreader beams
  • Squares
  • Story pole tape measures
  • Straightedges
  • Swing stages
  • Table saws
  • Telescoping measuring rods
  • Torque wrenches
  • Triangles
  • Upright belt sanders
  • Utility knives
  • Vacuum cups
  • Water blasting equipment
  • Wheel cutters
  • Wood chisels
  • American Glazing Software AGS WindowPricer
  • Bid Master software
  • D-CALC FACADE 4000
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Work order software


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    industry stats

    SOC: 47-0000

    Total Employed: 5,477,820

    Average Annual Salary: $47,580