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Glazier Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 45,300 Glaziers in the United States. The Glazier job market is expected to grow by 4.1% between 2014 and 2024.

Glazier Employability Rating

D Sokanu rates Glaziers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 8,400 Glaziers. That number is based on 1,900 additional Glaziers, and the retirement of 6,500 existing Glaziers.

Demand for Glaziers

Demand for glaziers will be sustained, as glass manufacturers continue to improve the energy efficiency of glass windows and architects and commercial builders design and construct more buildings with glass exteriors. The ongoing need to repair and modernize existing structures, including many homes, will often involve installing new windows and will therefore generate work for glaziers. Security needs and the need to mitigate potential damage caused by severe weather are increasing the demand for specialized safety glass and glass with protective laminates. This may create additional openings. However, the availability of prefabricated windows that can be installed by carpenters and general contractors may considerably moderate employment opportunities in the field. Similar to other occupations in the construction industry, employment of glaziers is sensitive to economic conditions. Openings are typically concentrated in metropolitan areas where most glazing contractors and glass shops are located. Glaziers who possess other construction-related skills will enjoy the best job prospects; this will be especially true during industry downturns and in sluggish economies when hiring is scaled back. In the United States, only Connecticut and Florida require glaziers to have a license. Glaziers who obtain the voluntary Certified Glass Installer Technician certification from the National Glass Association should enhance their employability. Those who advance in the field tend to become supervisors or estimators; or they start their own businesses.

Supply of Glaziers

The Glazier industry is concentrated in California, Texas, and Florida.

Glazier Job Market by State

State name Employed Glaziers
California 6,490
Texas 4,520
Florida 3,910
New York 2,760
Washington 2,130
Ohio 1,410
Pennsylvania 1,370
Michigan 1,260
Maryland 1,240
Colorado 1,220
Massachusetts 1,190
New Jersey 1,070
Georgia 1,050
Missouri 1,020
Illinois 1,020
North Carolina 910
Virginia 900
Arizona 840
Idaho 830
Nevada 810
Tennessee 780
Minnesota 770
Oregon 760
Indiana 700
Wisconsin 640
Louisiana 560
Kentucky 510
Utah 500
Connecticut 480
Alabama 480
Nebraska 400
Arkansas 400
Kansas 390
South Carolina 370
Hawaii 340
Mississippi 340
Oklahoma 290
District of Columbia 290
Iowa 280
South Dakota 260
New Mexico 240
North Dakota 210
New Hampshire 180
Wyoming 170
West Virginia 160
Alaska 140
Montana 110

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