Glaziers held about 45,300 jobs in 2014, of which 66 percent were in the foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors industry. Another 14 percent of glaziers were employed in the building material and supplies dealers industry in 2014.
As in many other construction trades, the work is physically demanding. Glaziers spend most of the day standing, bending, or reaching, and they often must lift and maneuver heavy, cumbersome materials, such as large glass plates.
When installing glass plates on buildings, glaziers often lead a team of construction workers in guiding and installing the pieces into place.
Injuries and Illnesses
Glaziers have a higher rate of injuries and illnesses than the national average for all occupations. Typical injuries for glaziers include cuts from tools and glass, and falls from ladders and scaffolding.