Average Blaster Hourly Pay

$17.30
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$1,000
Bonus
$500
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The average hourly pay for a Blaster is $17.30.
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$12.28
MEDIAN
$17.30
90%
$25.35
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $25
Bonus
$25 - $5,000
Profit Sharing
$197 - $1,017
Total Pay
$26,832 - $70,603
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What Do Blasters Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Blaster

3.7 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Blasters?

Skills in Safety Compliance, OSHA Compliance and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning and Abrasive Blasting.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Blasters?

An entry-level Blaster with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.08 based on 43 salaries. An early career Blaster with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.97 based on 81 salaries. A mid-career Blaster with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.58 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Blaster with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.67 based on 40 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 221 survey responses.
Entry Level
19.5%
Early Career
36.7%
Mid Career
17.2%
Experienced
18.1%
Late Career
8.6%