The glass industry is the industry with the highest wage growth potential? No way! Unbelievable, but true! Arizona Glass asserts that the U.S. glass industry exemplifies the most attractive and rapidly growing sector of the nation’s economy. Take a look at the figures: to begin with, glass manufacturing has been with the humanity since the 7th millennium B.C. As of today, the glass industry earns approximately $28 billion per year in revenues and has almost 150,000 workers. The industry grows 2.5-3% on average. In the meantime, workers in the glass industry earn more than their colleagues in other industries, and wage growth prospects in glass manufacturing are greater than in other industries. The fact is that the American economy is slowly recovering from the last financial crisis. Construction firms are facing greater consumer demand, and glaziers must follow the same trends. Like the construction industry, glass manufacturers will hardly return to pre-recession wage levels, but employees in the glass industry have better opportunities to earn well.
How much do workers in the glass industry earn? Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a good answer to this question. In 2008, median hourly wages of U.S. glaziers were $17.11; today, glaziers’ wages have fallen to $16.00. The highest wages achieve an unbelievable $22.66, whereas the lowest earn as much as $10.50. Glaziers’ wages vary, depending on the sector of employment: those in the foundation and exterior contracting earn more than those working for building materials supply dealers. Apparently, the greater safety risks the higher glaziers’ wages become. Arizona Glass professionals also know that union employees usually earn more than their nonunion colleagues. We also know that the glass industry will be growing fast. Our employees are our greatest asset, and we are prepared for the challenges awaiting us in the future. We also hope that changes in the American economy will support us in our way to business and professional excellence.