Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

47-2121 Glaziers

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


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
47,140 3.4 % $22.72 $47,260 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.90 $16.03 $20.16 $27.22 $38.97
Annual Wage (2) $26,820 $33,340 $41,920 $56,620 $81,050


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 33,920 4.01 $23.10 $48,040
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 6,110 0.55 $19.53 $40,620
Building Finishing Contractors 2,950 0.38 $26.80 $55,730
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 880 1.04 $18.09 $37,620
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 830 0.09 $21.08 $43,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 33,920 4.01 $23.10 $48,040
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 880 1.04 $18.09 $37,620
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 6,110 0.55 $19.53 $40,620
Building Finishing Contractors 2,950 0.38 $26.80 $55,730
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 590 0.16 $20.82 $43,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 120 (7) $33.14 $68,940
Plastics Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $31.43 $65,380
Building Finishing Contractors 2,950 0.38 $26.80 $55,730
Building Equipment Contractors 110 0.01 $26.51 $55,140
Residential Building Construction 180 0.02 $25.09 $52,190


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,490 0.41 1.21 $27.96 $58,150
Texas 4,520 0.38 1.15 $18.21 $37,870
Florida 3,910 0.48 1.42 $16.60 $34,540
New York 2,760 0.30 0.91 $27.61 $57,420
Washington 2,130 0.69 2.06 $27.58 $57,360




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 830 1.24 3.70 $19.88 $41,350
Washington 2,130 0.69 2.06 $27.58 $57,360
Wyoming 170 0.63 1.88 $20.30 $42,230
Nevada 810 0.63 1.89 $20.72 $43,090
South Dakota 260 0.62 1.83 $17.61 $36,620




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 1,020 0.17 0.51 $34.56 $71,880
Hawaii 340 0.53 1.59 $34.23 $71,190
New Jersey 1,070 0.27 0.80 $32.06 $66,680
Alaska 140 0.43 1.30 $29.19 $60,710
California 6,490 0.41 1.21 $27.96 $58,150





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,980 0.30 0.89 $30.12 $62,650
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,350 0.85 2.53 $28.37 $59,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.30 0.90 $28.31 $58,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.41 1.23 $23.08 $48,010
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 840 0.53 1.59 $31.11 $64,710
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 810 0.33 0.99 $17.70 $36,810
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 800 0.27 0.82 $20.29 $42,200
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 800 0.82 2.43 $19.44 $40,430
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 780 0.55 1.64 $21.04 $43,770
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 760 0.56 1.66 $26.11 $54,310




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boise City, ID 420 1.43 4.25 $22.04 $45,840
Rapid City, SD 90 1.34 3.99 $16.45 $34,220
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 120 1.19 3.54 $31.10 $64,700
Fairbanks, AK 40 1.19 3.55 $31.00 $64,480
Pittsfield, MA 40 1.06 3.16 $24.66 $51,290
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 100 0.97 2.89 $21.14 $43,960
State College, PA 60 0.95 2.82 $17.04 $35,440
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 550 0.93 2.76 $17.59 $36,580
Tyler, TX 90 0.89 2.64 $19.84 $41,260
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 150 0.88 2.63 $14.98 $31,160




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 520 0.49 1.45 $38.82 $80,740
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 680 0.19 0.56 $37.89 $78,820
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 210 0.20 0.61 $36.48 $75,870
Urban Honolulu, HI 280 0.60 1.79 $36.25 $75,390
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 280 0.54 1.61 $36.10 $75,080
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.27 0.81 $33.70 $70,100
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $32.74 $68,100
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 200 0.22 0.66 $32.15 $66,860
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 140 0.17 0.50 $31.57 $65,670
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 840 0.53 1.59 $31.11 $64,710

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.47 1.40 $19.42 $40,390
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 1.47 $17.50 $36,390
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.28 0.85 $16.07 $33,430
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 1.73 5.14 $16.14 $33,560
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.31 $17.64 $36,680

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 70 1.73 5.14 $16.14 $33,560
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.70 2.08 $13.63 $28,350
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.49 1.47 $17.50 $36,390
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.47 1.40 $19.42 $40,390
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.31 $17.64 $36,680

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.58 $51,130
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.70 $22.56 $46,930
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.54 $46,890
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 0.53 $21.52 $44,770
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $21.09 $43,870


About May 2016 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017