The average wage for a Sandblaster is $14.42 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Sandblasting is associated with high pay for this job.

$20,537 - $41,772
(Median)
$21K
$32K
$42K
MEDIAN: $31,500
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$10.01 - $21.03
(Median)
$10
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,537 - $41,772  
   
Bonus
$512  
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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$21,008 - $51,491  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $21.03  
   
Overtime
$14.75 - $31.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$512  
   
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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$21,008 - $51,491  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 188
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Sandblaster

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Sandblaster Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Sandblaster Salaries

Sandblasting
up arrow 16%

sandblaster
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National Average
$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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