Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
44,230 3.6 % $21.84 $45,420 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.28 $15.41 $18.96 $26.17 $38.01
Annual Wage (2) $25,550 $32,060 $39,440 $54,440 $79,050


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 30,800 3.86 $22.30 $46,380
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 6,130 0.56 $18.16 $37,780
Building Finishing Contractors 2,770 0.38 $26.00 $54,070
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,350 0.15 $20.71 $43,080
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 1,040 1.25 $17.79 $37,000

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 30,800 3.86 $22.30 $46,380
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 1,040 1.25 $17.79 $37,000
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 6,130 0.56 $18.16 $37,780
Building Finishing Contractors 2,770 0.38 $26.00 $54,070
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 370 0.18 $22.61 $47,030

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) $31.94 $66,430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $29.01 $60,350
Residential Building Construction 200 0.03 $27.11 $56,380
Nonresidential Building Construction 40 0.01 $26.27 $54,650
Building Finishing Contractors 2,770 0.38 $26.00 $54,070


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 5,850 0.38 1.18 $27.52 $57,240
Texas 4,920 0.43 1.33 $17.24 $35,860
Florida 3,660 0.46 1.44 $16.21 $33,720
New York 2,540 0.28 0.88 $27.41 $57,010
Washington 1,420 0.48 1.49 $28.08 $58,400




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 0.84 2.63 $18.37 $38,210
Wyoming 200 0.71 2.22 $18.83 $39,160
Nevada 820 0.67 2.08 $20.27 $42,160
North Dakota 240 0.54 1.68 $23.01 $47,870
Washington 1,420 0.48 1.49 $28.08 $58,400




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 1,010 0.26 0.81 $31.12 $64,720
Alaska 130 0.39 1.23 $29.46 $61,280
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $28.23 $58,720
Washington 1,420 0.48 1.49 $28.08 $58,400
Minnesota 640 0.23 0.72 $27.83 $57,890





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 1,680 0.26 0.81 $29.81 $62,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.42 1.32 $23.07 $47,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 880 0.21 0.67 $30.21 $62,830
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 860 0.88 2.75 $17.28 $35,940
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 860 0.56 1.75 $27.81 $57,850
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 850 0.55 1.72 $30.80 $64,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 810 0.35 1.08 $17.14 $35,650
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 650 0.50 1.55 $22.21 $46,190
St. Louis, MO-IL 630 0.48 1.49 $26.85 $55,850
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 600 0.54 1.68 $16.98 $35,320




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)
Cheyenne, WY 130 2.84 8.86 $18.46 $38,400
Pittsfield, MA 50 1.11 3.46 $23.84 $49,590
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 100 1.03 3.21 $32.10 $66,780
Green Bay, WI 160 0.94 2.94 $28.25 $58,770
Jonesboro, AR 50 0.91 2.85 $18.76 $39,020
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 510 0.89 2.79 $17.15 $35,680
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 860 0.88 2.75 $17.28 $35,940
Fargo, ND-MN 120 0.87 2.70 $26.95 $56,050
Wausau, WI 60 0.83 2.59 $16.47 $34,260
Springfield, MO 150 0.78 2.44 $20.75 $43,160




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 500 0.49 1.53 $39.94 $83,070
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $37.84 $78,700
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 340 0.67 2.09 $35.81 $74,490
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 400 0.40 1.23 $34.42 $71,600
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.15 0.46 $33.84 $70,380
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 100 1.03 3.21 $32.10 $66,780
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 550 0.41 1.26 $31.94 $66,420
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 510 0.29 0.90 $31.76 $66,060
Urban Honolulu, HI (8) (8) (8) $31.10 $64,680
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 850 0.55 1.72 $30.80 $64,070

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 0.71 2.20 $16.92 $35,200
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.51 1.59 $20.22 $42,060
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 1.40 $16.92 $35,200
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 1.96 6.12 $17.55 $36,510
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.48 1.49 $15.67 $32,590

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 80 1.96 6.12 $17.55 $36,510
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 0.71 2.20 $16.92 $35,200
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.52 1.63 $13.53 $28,140
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.51 1.59 $20.22 $42,060
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.48 1.49 $15.67 $32,590

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $24.14 $50,210
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.94 $45,620
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.88 $45,510
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.06 $43,810
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.51 1.59 $20.22 $42,060


About May 2015 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016