The average pay for a Blaster is $16.65 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$39,305 - $70,000
(Median)
$39K
$55K
$70K
MEDIAN: $55,409
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90%

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$12.23 - $24.80
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,305 - $70,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,967  
Profit Sharing
$550  
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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$28,069 - $65,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $24.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$18.55 - $35.26  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,967  
   
Profit Sharing
$550  
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).
)
$28,069 - $65,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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

  • 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?

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

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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