The average pay for a Blaster is $16.56 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
|Salary||$38,000 - $75,100|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $9,696|
|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).)
|$27,871 - $69,842|
|Hourly Rate||$12.26 - $24.83|
|Overtime||$18.00 - $36.37|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $9,696|
|Total Pay (||$27,871 - $69,842|
Job Description for Blaster
Blasters work with large machinery in a rather risky position, as they must examine the strength needed to blast surfaces such as buildings, quarries, and underground mines.Read More...
Blasters typically mark areas and drilling holes before the actual blast occurs. They then pack these holes with explosives (ranging from dynamite to black powder) to compact a charge, and connect a wire from the explosives to a plunger that will detonate when a button is pushed. This work is typically performed outdoors in various locations and requires both mental and physical strength.
Blasters must be highly knowledgeable of explosives and be able to work safely with these mechanisms to prevent any accidents or injuries on the job, and several years of experience are often required for this position. Certifications are also required in some locations, and blasters work with a range of people, from co-workers to business owners and entrepreneurs. There is some room for advancement in this position to higher salaries and even drilling positions.
- Detonate explosives to destroy structures and loosen and move heavy materials.
- Keep records of blasts and an inventory of explosives and blast devices.
- Operate supplemental power equipment, such as drills and jackhammers.
- 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.
Pay by Experience Level for Blaster
Pay by Experience for a Blaster has a positive trend. An entry-level Blaster with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 51 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Blaster with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Blaster which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 27 salaries. A Blaster with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 14 salaries.
Key Stats for Blaster
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