Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
42,820 3.6 % $21.26 $44,220 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.86 $15.17 $18.47 $24.91 $36.94
Annual Wage (2) $24,670 $31,540 $38,410 $51,820 $76,840


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 29,440 3.90 $21.96 $45,670
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 6,380 0.59 $17.89 $37,210
Building Finishing Contractors 2,320 0.33 $23.46 $48,790
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1,530 0.18 $19.85 $41,290
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 760 0.93 $17.51 $36,420

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 29,440 3.90 $21.96 $45,670
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 760 0.93 $17.51 $36,420
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 6,380 0.59 $17.89 $37,210
Building Finishing Contractors 2,320 0.33 $23.46 $48,790
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers 480 0.24 $21.11 $43,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 100 (7) $30.10 $62,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) $27.03 $56,220
Elementary and Secondary Schools 180 (7) $24.99 $51,980
Building Finishing Contractors 2,320 0.33 $23.46 $48,790
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 29,440 3.90 $21.96 $45,670


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 4,580 0.41 1.29 $17.21 $35,790
California 4,550 0.30 0.95 $28.20 $58,650
Florida 3,290 0.43 1.35 $15.56 $32,360
New York 2,920 0.33 1.05 $24.10 $50,130
Ohio 1,460 0.28 0.88 $20.42 $42,480




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 470 0.75 2.37 $15.49 $32,210
North Dakota 310 0.70 2.20 $21.28 $44,250
Nevada 700 0.59 1.85 $19.58 $40,740
Maryland 1,220 0.48 1.51 $21.79 $45,320
Nebraska 440 0.47 1.47 $16.93 $35,210




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 790 0.20 0.64 $28.82 $59,950
Illinois 1,320 0.23 0.72 $28.50 $59,280
California 4,550 0.30 0.95 $28.20 $58,650
Hawaii 120 0.19 0.61 $26.79 $55,730
Washington 1,140 0.39 1.24 $26.61 $55,350





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 1,860 0.34 1.09 $23.96 $49,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.43 1.35 $22.87 $47,570
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 990 0.26 0.84 $30.42 $63,280
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 890 0.96 3.01 $16.36 $34,020
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 670 0.30 0.95 $17.38 $36,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 650 0.36 1.13 $27.39 $56,980
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 650 0.73 2.32 $17.54 $36,470
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 620 0.42 1.32 $29.76 $61,900
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.61 1.91 $21.09 $43,870
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 610 0.22 0.68 $19.84 $41,260




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)
Wichita Falls, TX 90 1.60 5.05 $15.09 $31,380
Cheyenne, WY 70 1.47 4.65 $17.52 $36,440
Roanoke, VA 190 1.27 4.02 $15.43 $32,100
Fairbanks, AK 40 1.22 3.84 $29.59 $61,540
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 160 1.20 3.79 $18.02 $37,480
Rapid City, SD 70 1.13 3.56 $17.25 $35,890
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 540 0.98 3.10 $15.96 $33,190
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 890 0.96 3.01 $16.36 $34,020
Hot Springs, AR 30 0.93 2.93 $14.15 $29,440
Colorado Springs, CO 220 0.86 2.73 $20.11 $41,830




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)
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 100 0.41 1.29 $40.29 $83,800
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $39.97 $83,140
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 570 0.43 1.36 $36.77 $76,480
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.35 1.12 $34.00 $70,730
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 500 0.52 1.64 $33.68 $70,050
St. Louis, MO-IL 440 0.34 1.07 $33.46 $69,610
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.35 1.12 $31.70 $65,930
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 600 0.40 1.27 $31.15 $64,800
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.18 0.58 $30.87 $64,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.15 0.46 $30.47 $63,380

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 70 0.26 0.83 $15.65 $32,560
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 1.44 $12.87 $26,760
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 1.25 $15.72 $32,690
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 0.91 $22.38 $46,560
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.55 $14.48 $30,120

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)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 1.44 $12.87 $26,760
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area 30 0.41 1.30 $13.79 $28,680
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 1.25 $15.72 $32,690
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 0.91 $22.38 $46,560
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 0.83 $15.65 $32,560

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 0.91 $22.38 $46,560
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.85 $41,300
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.70 $40,990
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.55 $40,670
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.97 $39,460


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015