Blaster Salary

The average pay for a Blaster is $16.56 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$38,000 - $75,100
$38K
$59K
$75K
MEDIAN: $58,723
10%
50%
90%

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$12.26 - $24.83
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.56
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,000 - $75,100  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
Profit Sharing
$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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$27,871 - $69,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $24.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$18.00 - $36.37  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
   
Profit Sharing
$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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$27,871 - $69,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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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.

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Blaster Tasks

  • 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.

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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.

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Key Stats for Blaster

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Blaster Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 33%