Glass Finisher

Cut and finish plate glasses to make a variety of glass products.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Glass Finishers do?

Cuts and finishes plate glass to make variety of glass products: Lays out pattern on plate glass and cuts it, using glasscutter. Holds glass against series of rotating grinding and polishing wheels to bevel and polish edges. Sprays silver solution on glass to provide mirrored surface, using spray gun. Assembles glass pieces to make various novelties. May lay out design or monogram on glass and sandblast surface within guidelines, using sandblasting tool.


Should I be a Glass Finisher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Fine Unhairer, Solid-Tire Finisher

    How to become a Glass Finisher

    Most Glass Finishers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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