about the job

A glazier installs glass in windows, skylights, and other fixtures in storefronts and buildings.


what you'll do

Glaziers specialize in installing tempered and laminated glass, windows of all sizes, and doors to make a building seem open, airy, and inviting.

Glaziers work on residential and commercial properties installing glass used for showers, tabletops, room dividers, and anything else that involves the use of glass. They can also work on replacing older windows on existing buildings.



Glaziers usually have a high school diploma and receive training through an apprenticeship. Courses in math are considered useful.

An apprenticeship usually lasts three to four years before a glazier takes a test for a journeyman’s license. Advanced licensure allows a glazier to work without supervision.

all the other details

work environment

Glaziers work full time, usually outside. Working at great heights may be required depending on the building. The ability to lift and move heavy panes of glass is required for this job. Glaziers may also need to manage a team of people when working with large pieces of glass.


Hand–eye coordination 
Physical stamina 
Physical strength

what you'll make

The average salary is $54,080 but will vary depending on experience and training.