Salaries for glass blowers can vary widely by region, experience, artistry and demand. In general, glass blower salaries range from $20,000 to $50, 000 per year in the United States, and a relative amount in the UK and Canada. Experienced, self-employed glass artisans may command high prices for commissioned items, but find those are few and far between. Some supplement their income by teaching classes at local art studios or colleges, or by running galleries and putting on art glass shows.
Glass blowers who work for large manufacturers often have less autonomy when it comes to what they create, but may enjoy a steadier income. Salary often depends on how experienced the blowers and helpers are, and which part of the process they are involved in.