Glaziers select, cut, install, replace and remove all types of glass as well as build the framing to hold glass in residential and commercial environments. They install glass in windows, skylights, store fronts, and display cases, or on surfaces, such as building fronts, interior walls, ceilings and tabletops.

Skills Needed

Strong math skills, communication, good physical stamina, hand-eye coordination

Relevant Classes

Geometry, general math and communication

Education & Training

Glaziers train through a 4-year apprenticeship program

Work Environment

Expect to work outdoors in varying weather conditions and heights

Job Wages


Average Hourly Wage*

Entry Level






*Compare to Wisconsin minimum wage $7.25/hr

Job Outlook


Through 2020 in Wisconsin

Jobs Expected


Through 2020 in Wisconsin

Data source - Wisconsin Worknet 2013

Train for the Trade As An Apprentice

Glaziers train through a 4-year apprenticeship program, consisting of at least 6,240 hours of on the job training and 400 hours of classroom instruction.

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