Blaster Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Blaster is $16.20 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Blaster Total Pay (?
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$33,139 - $87,429
(Median)
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87K
MEDIAN: $62,225
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Blaster Total Pay (?
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$11.84 - $25.28
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$33,139 - $87,429  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
Total Pay (?
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$25,496 - $73,943  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $25.28  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $36.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
   
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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$25,496 - $73,943  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Blaster

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Blaster Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$43,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

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Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 20%
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