Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
44,050 3.5 % $20.46 $42,560 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.47 $14.80 $18.08 $23.58 $34.63
Annual Wage (2) $23,860 $30,790 $37,600 $49,050 $72,020


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 29,500 4.14 $21.23 $44,160
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 6,830 0.65 $17.17 $35,720
Building Finishing Contractors 2,200 0.33 $20.67 $42,990
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,680 0.20 $19.76 $41,100
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 860 1.06 $17.54 $36,470

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 29,500 4.14 $21.23 $44,160
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 860 1.06 $17.54 $36,470
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 6,830 0.65 $17.17 $35,720
Building Finishing Contractors 2,200 0.33 $20.67 $42,990
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 410 0.22 $21.62 $44,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 130 (7) $29.06 $60,440
Nonresidential Building Construction 30 0.01 $25.76 $53,580
Residential Building Construction 530 0.09 $25.16 $52,330
Elementary and Secondary Schools 230 (7) $24.14 $50,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 (7) $23.76 $49,420


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)
Texas 4,930 0.45 1.36 $16.93 $35,220
California 4,890 0.33 1.00 $25.95 $53,970
Florida 2,880 0.39 1.16 $16.39 $34,100
New York 2,570 0.30 0.90 $22.76 $47,340
Michigan 1,560 0.39 1.17 $18.53 $38,540




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 590 0.96 2.88 $14.76 $30,700
North Dakota 250 0.58 1.75 $18.65 $38,800
Washington 1,530 0.54 1.63 $25.72 $53,490
Colorado 1,210 0.53 1.59 $21.76 $45,270
Maryland 1,310 0.52 1.56 $20.03 $41,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 850 0.22 0.67 $28.34 $58,950
California 4,890 0.33 1.00 $25.95 $53,970
Minnesota 620 0.23 0.70 $25.88 $53,830
Washington 1,530 0.54 1.63 $25.72 $53,490
Hawaii 210 0.35 1.05 $25.44 $52,920





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 1,550 0.30 0.89 $23.54 $48,960
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.31 0.94 $26.46 $55,030
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 980 0.68 2.04 $27.09 $56,340
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 870 0.95 2.86 $16.03 $33,340
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 860 0.40 1.20 $18.26 $37,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 840 0.21 0.64 $26.43 $54,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 820 0.35 1.04 $20.15 $41,920
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 780 0.60 1.82 $30.83 $64,130
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 740 0.27 0.81 $18.94 $39,400
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 640 0.50 1.51 $23.75 $49,410




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)
Idaho Falls, ID 110 2.10 6.33 $11.59 $24,110
Cheyenne, WY 90 2.03 6.11 $16.45 $34,210
College Station-Bryan, TX 130 1.38 4.15 $15.95 $33,180
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 150 1.14 3.44 $19.82 $41,230
Roanoke, VA 170 1.10 3.32 $14.75 $30,670
Rapid City, SD 60 1.04 3.13 $16.90 $35,150
Green Bay, WI 160 0.96 2.88 $26.27 $54,650
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 870 0.95 2.86 $16.03 $33,340
Amarillo, TX 100 0.86 2.59 $14.43 $30,020
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 30 0.77 2.32 $13.97 $29,070




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) $39.15 $81,430
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $33.92 $70,560
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.26 0.77 $32.80 $68,220
St. Louis, MO-IL 440 0.34 1.02 $32.19 $66,960
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 140 0.53 1.59 $31.94 $66,440
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN (8) (8) (8) $31.80 $66,140
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.32 0.97 $31.67 $65,870
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.34 $65,190
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 780 0.60 1.82 $30.83 $64,130
Madison, WI 140 0.42 1.26 $29.39 $61,120

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 140 0.55 1.66 $17.21 $35,800
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.76 2.29 $13.51 $28,110
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.52 1.55 $16.72 $34,780
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 1.45 4.37 $21.52 $44,760
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 1.46 $15.12 $31,450

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 Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 1.45 4.37 $21.52 $44,760
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.76 2.29 $13.51 $28,110
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 0.55 1.66 $17.21 $35,800
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.52 1.55 $16.72 $34,780
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 1.46 $15.12 $31,450

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)
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.38 $52,800
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 110 1.45 4.37 $21.52 $44,760
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.91 $41,400
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.43 $40,420
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 0.81 $18.58 $38,640


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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