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Sandblaster Salary

The average wage for a Sandblaster is $12.90 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$9.80 - $18.95
(Median)
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $18.95  
   
Overtime
$14.63 - $27.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,100  
   
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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$20,837 - $57,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167

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Job Description for Sandblaster

A sandblaster is someone who operates specialized tools and machinery that fire high-powered jets of sand or other abrasives at metal and other similarly hard surfaces. This is done to remove paint, grime, old adhesives, rust, and other imperfections from the surface so that it can be painted and refinished.

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Sandblaster Tasks

  • Maintains safe work conditions by following guidelines and procedures for handling and disposing of hazardous chemicals.
  • Troubleshoots equipment malfunctions and completes preventive maintenance.
  • Prepares surfaces by masking, grit blasting, or chemical rinsing.
  • Completes jobs on schedule and prepares reports upon conclusion of projects

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Experience Affects Sandblaster Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 46%