Glazier Grinds Mirrored Glass

Glaziers select, cut, fit, and install all types of glass and glass substitutes such as plastics. They install windows, mirrors, shower doors, glass tabletops, display cases, skylights, special items such as pre-assembled stained glass and leaded glass window panels, and many other glass items. There are approximately 44,230 glaziers employed in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Aircraft Safety Glass Installers, Auto Glass Installers, Glass Installers, Refrigerator Glaziers
Duties Select, cut, fit, and install all types of glass and glass substitutes such as plastics
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Apprenticeship
School Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Working as a helper or apprentice will provide key experience and training
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Hands On
  • Organized
  • Building/Trades
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Supervisor or Estimator
  • Glazier
  • Helper or Apprentice