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Blaster Salary

The average pay for a Blaster is $16.40 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$41,212 - $80,000
(Median)
$41K
$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,305
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50%
90%

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$11.91 - $25.29
(Median)
$12
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$41,212 - $80,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,814  
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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$30,203 - $73,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.91 - $25.29  
   
Overtime
$15.71 - $36.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,814  
   
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).
)
$30,203 - $73,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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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.

Blaster Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Blaster in Pikeville:
"A lot more about the laws governing my profession."
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Experience Affects Blaster Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 19%
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