Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
42,350 3.3 % $20.24 $42,090 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.62 $14.73 $18.08 $23.21 $33.23
Annual Wage (2) $24,170 $30,640 $37,610 $48,270 $69,120


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 28,090 4.08 $21.22 $44,150
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 6,530 0.64 $17.12 $35,620
Building Finishing Contractors 2,300 0.37 $19.09 $39,710
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,290 0.16 $18.92 $39,350
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 830 1.04 $17.01 $35,380

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 28,090 4.08 $21.22 $44,150
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 830 1.04 $17.01 $35,380
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 6,530 0.64 $17.12 $35,620
Building Finishing Contractors 2,300 0.37 $19.09 $39,710
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 820 0.24 $18.17 $37,780

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) $28.79 $59,880
Elementary and Secondary Schools 180 (7) $24.12 $50,160
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 (7) $23.73 $49,360
Residential Building Construction 450 0.08 $22.74 $47,310
Other Specialty Trade Contractors (8) (8) $21.54 $44,800


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 5,290 0.37 1.14 $24.64 $51,250
Texas 4,040 0.38 1.18 $17.07 $35,500
New York 2,850 0.33 1.02 $21.31 $44,330
Florida 2,370 0.33 1.00 $17.18 $35,730
Washington 1,710 0.62 1.91 $24.52 $51,000




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 540 0.90 2.76 $14.93 $31,050
Washington 1,710 0.62 1.91 $24.52 $51,000
Utah 750 0.62 1.91 $18.47 $38,420
Nevada 690 0.61 1.88 $20.79 $43,230
Montana 250 0.57 1.77 $16.30 $33,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri 880 0.34 1.04 $27.36 $56,900
Illinois 1,210 0.21 0.66 $27.17 $56,500
Connecticut 610 0.37 1.15 $25.51 $53,050
Oregon 440 0.27 0.84 $25.28 $52,580
New Jersey 900 0.24 0.73 $24.81 $51,610





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.35 1.09 $20.69 $43,040
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.76 2.35 $24.89 $51,780
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 840 0.60 1.84 $27.35 $56,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 760 0.29 0.88 $17.57 $36,550
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 760 0.21 0.64 $30.04 $62,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 720 0.19 0.57 $29.19 $60,720
Baltimore-Towson, MD 680 0.54 1.67 $18.60 $38,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 670 0.28 0.88 $21.55 $44,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 630 0.30 0.92 $18.92 $39,350
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 590 0.47 1.44 $28.88 $60,080




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)
Great Falls, MT 50 1.42 4.38 $17.64 $36,690
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 160 1.29 3.98 $19.94 $41,470
Reno-Sparks, NV 240 1.28 3.94 $19.15 $39,820
Pueblo, CO 50 1.00 3.07 $15.60 $32,450
Lake Charles, LA 80 0.90 2.76 $16.80 $34,940
Salt Lake City, UT 550 0.88 2.72 $17.65 $36,720
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 170 0.82 2.52 $15.63 $32,500
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.76 2.35 $24.89 $51,780
Greenville, NC 60 0.76 2.32 $15.29 $31,800
Albuquerque, NM 270 0.74 2.29 $14.92 $31,040




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)
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $38.55 $80,180
St. Louis, MO-IL 430 0.34 1.04 $35.53 $73,900
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.73 2.25 $33.56 $69,810
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $30.54 $63,520
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 760 0.21 0.64 $30.04 $62,490
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.29 0.88 $29.70 $61,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 720 0.19 0.57 $29.19 $60,720
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 590 0.47 1.44 $28.88 $60,080
Madison, WI 90 0.28 0.85 $28.23 $58,720
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 270 0.26 0.81 $28.00 $58,230

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.69 2.11 $16.68 $34,690
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 160 1.61 4.96 $19.38 $40,300
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 150 3.31 10.19 $14.44 $30,030
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.35 1.08 $18.20 $37,860
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.54 1.65 $11.91 $24,780

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)
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 150 3.31 10.19 $14.44 $30,030
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 160 1.61 4.96 $19.38 $40,300
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 0.69 2.11 $16.68 $34,690
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.61 1.87 $14.32 $29,790
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.54 1.65 $11.91 $24,780

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)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.89 $60,080
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 0.84 $25.33 $52,680
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.69 $43,030
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.44 $42,520
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.70 $19.65 $40,880


About May 2012 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 mean 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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