Glaziers are one of the least happy careers in the United States.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, glaziers rate their career happiness 2.6 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 6% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy glaziers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Recreational vehicle service technician
2.6
$44k
Derrick operator
2.6
$47k
Drywall installer
2.6
$48k
Roofer
2.6
$47k
Butcher
2.6
$36k
Glazier
2.6
$47k
Exterminator
2.5
$38k
Fork lift operator
2.5
$38k
Metal worker
2.5
$36k
Machine assembler
2.4
$47k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are glaziers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do glaziers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as glaziers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are glazier’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are glaziers making the best use of their abilities?

Are glaziers happy with their salary?

Glaziers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 2.9/5. Glaziers tend to be quite unhappy with their salary, with very few reporting satisfaction with their pay.

We asked glaziers how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

2.9 out of 5 stars

61 glaziers

5 Star
18%

18% of glaziers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
18%

18% of glaziers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of glaziers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of glaziers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
23%

23% of glaziers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do glaziers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, glaziers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.0/5. The majority of glaziers struggle to find any sort of meaning in their work, likely resulting in less satisfaction with the career overall.

We asked glaziers how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.0 out of 5 stars

61 glaziers

5 Star
5%

5% of glaziers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
5%

5% of glaziers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
25%

25% of glaziers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of glaziers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
44%

44% of glaziers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as glaziers?

Glaziers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.4/5. The majority of glaziers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked glaziers how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.4 out of 5 stars

64 glaziers

5 Star
20%

20% of glaziers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
31%

31% of glaziers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of glaziers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of glaziers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of glaziers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a glazier’s work environment?

As a whole, glaziers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.2/5. Most of them tend to enjoy, or at least not be actively bothered by, their work environment.

We asked glaziers how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.2 out of 5 stars

63 glaziers

5 Star
11%

11% of glaziers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
32%

32% of glaziers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
30%

30% of glaziers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
19%

19% of glaziers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
8%

8% of glaziers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are glaziers making the best use of their abilities?

Former glaziers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 2.4/5. Most feel that their skills are being underutilized in the career, probably leading to more general dissatisfaction with being a glazier.

We asked glaziers how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

2.4 out of 5 stars

61 glaziers

5 Star
8%

8% of glaziers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
13%

13% of glaziers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of glaziers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
20%

20% of glaziers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
33%

33% of glaziers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars