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Stained Glass Artist Salary

$41,427 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Stained Glass Artist is $41,427 a year and $20 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Stained Glass Artist is between $31,060 and $50,025. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Stained Glass Artist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Creates original stained glass designs and artwork, draws cartoons (full size working drawings), and prepares glass for fabrication into windows, art objects, and other decorative articles: consults client regarding theme and subject to be portrayed.
  • Studies style of building architecture and shape of windows to plan conforming design.
  • Integrates knowledge of glass cutting, stresses, portraiture, symbolism, heraldry, ornamental styles, and related factors with functional requirements to conceptualize design idea.
  • Renders illustration of design and detail, estimates costs, and presents to client for approval.
  • Prepares full size, detailed color cartoon indicating size, shape, shading, and detail of individual glass pieces.
  • Transfers cartoon into pattern, selects colored glass, and cuts glass according to pattern.
  • Assembles cut pieces into design pattern and waxes pieces in place to secure glass for painting.
  • Paints artwork and detail on glass, using artist's brushes and ground glass mixed with enamel, and copper or iron oxide.
  • Stains back of glass pieces prior to or after firing.
  • Fires glass to fuse and stabilize colors.
  • May assemble, lead, and solder finished glass to fabricate designed article.
  • May install finished window in window frame or door.
  • May restore damaged or broken stained glass objects.
  • May only design, paint, or draw cartoons.
Stained Glass Artist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators

Job family population: 11,230

Estimated population of Stained Glass Artist jobs: 873

Rate of error: 5.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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