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Glaziers measure, install and replace different types of glass in all kinds of buildings and structures.

Average salary*




How to become a glazier

There are no formal requirements for qualifications but it helps to have GCSEs or equivalent such as standard grades in English and Maths at A*-C. The Foundation or Intermediate Welsh Baccalaureate is also useful.  

Employers like people with on-site experience. If you don’t have any, it’s worth looking for work as a glazier's assistant or labourer. Once you are working, your employer may offer training and qualifications through day release to college, or via the On site Assessment and Training route (OSAT).

What does a glazier do?

  • Assessing risks
  • Choosing glass
  • Build the framework for the glass
  • Removing old or broken glass and putty from frames
  • Measuring and fitting the new glass
  • Making everything watertight
  • Using a crane with suction cups to lift the glass into place
  • Also work with plastic or laminates and treatments that make glass safer or stronger
  • Becoming a Glazier Technician or Senior Glazier means taking on more responsibilities on site, such as leading a team of Glaziers or working on more prestigious or complex jobs


  • Newly trained glaziers can earn in the region of £17,000 - £20,000
  • Trained with experience glaziers can earn in the region of £20,000 - £35,000
  • Senior, technician or master glaziers can earn in the region of £35,000 - £50,000

Salaries depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do. Self-employed glaziers set their own pay rate. 

* Salaries have been collected from multiple industry sources and have been updated as of 2019


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As these are external websites, the number of job vacancies related to your preferred job role may vary. 

Check daily to see new opportunities as they are posted!

Progression Opportunities

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