Glazier

Salary Information:
$12.95(entry level) - $29.94(experienced) / hourly

What it is:
If you enjoy adventures, scenic views and have a creative side, then try out this profession! They select, cut, install, replace and remove residential, commercial and artistic glass.  Glaziers use a variety of tools including glazing knives, saws, drills, grinders, putty, and glazing compounds. They must work as a team when guiding and installing glass for large buildings.

Work Environment:
Glaziers are able to work on a wide range of projects.  Often times glaziers are working high above the ground.

Education Opportunities:
Students can start in high school, where programs are available, and continue training at technical schools, community colleges, registered apprenticeships or industry training programs.

Qualifications:
Must have the ability to mold and manipulate objects while paying attention to detail. Balance and hand-eye coordination are a must when working on ladders and scaffolds.


FUN FACTS:

  • Glaziers can make, on average, almost $44,300 per year.
  • Glaziers often work in teams to install their work.
  • Glaziers need to be comfortable with working at heights.