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Blaster Salary

The average pay for a Blaster is $16.12 per hour.
$40,268 - $84,430
(Median)
$40K
$57K
$84K
MEDIAN: $57,456
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90%

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$11.33 - $25.40
(Median)
$11
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,268 - $84,430  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
Total Pay (?
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$25,616 - $75,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $25.40  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $36.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
   
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).
)
$25,616 - $75,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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 42%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 19%