$59,388
Avg. Salary
$17.11
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$970

Bonus

$500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Blaster is $17.11 per hour.

The average pay for a Blaster is $59,388 per year.

10%
$12.40
10%
$17.11
50%
$24.26
90%
90%
MEDIAN $17.11
10%
$47k
10%
$59k
50%
$81k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $59,388
$47,204 - $80,708
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$59K
$81K
MEDIAN: $59,388
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$0$80K
Salary $47,204 - $80,708
Bonus $0.00 - $5,087
Profit Sharing $500
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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$27,706 - $70,964
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 42
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $12.40 - $24.26
Hourly Tips $7.29
Overtime $17.98 - $35.25
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,087
Profit Sharing $500
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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$27,706 - $70,964
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 141

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
  • 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.

Blaster Pay By Employer

$0$60K

$54,000

$60,000

Blaster Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Blaster

Pay by Experience for a Blaster has a positive trend. An entry-level Blaster with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 51 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Blaster with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Blaster which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 27 salaries. A Blaster with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 14 salaries.

Blaster Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Blaster?

Blaster in Honolulu:
"Being a contractor your all always hated."
Pros: Pay scale
Cons: Being the contractor. You must perform perfect or your looked at as un qualified to perform your job

Blaster in Idaho Falls:
"Job hazards."
Learn how to talk to and comfort the public around your work site early on. Know the risks of the job and the products the you handle daily. Be aware of your coworkers well being on the job and sometime off the job at all time. Always seek the additional training when available and share that with the co-workers you manage. Share some of your responsibilities with a trusted co-worker that you know and trust to lighten your work load. Never assign work you wouldn't first do yourself.

Blaster in Pikeville:
"A lot more about the laws governing my profession."
Make sure this is what you want to do before you jump into it.

Key Stats for Blaster

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Blaster Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

Experienced
▲10%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 26%