Blaster Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Blaster is $16.20 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Blaster Total Pay (?
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$46,540 - $86,996
(Median)
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70K
87K
MEDIAN: $60,000
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Blaster Total Pay (?
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$11.68 - $25.17
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$46,540 - $86,996  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,830  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,637 - $73,267  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.68 - $25.17  
   
Overtime
$15.71 - $35.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,830  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$25,637 - $73,267  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Job Description for Blaster

  • Insert explosives manually into intended area of demolition.
  • Calculate amount and type of explosive, blast pattern, and blast intensity to employ based on structure analysis.
  • Operate supplemental power equipment, such as drills and jackhammers.
  • Detonate explosives to destroy structures and loosen and move heavy materials.
  • Keep records of blasts and an inventory of explosives and blast devices.

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Experience Affects Blaster Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$44,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 19%
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