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The average blaster salary in District of Columbia, United States is $57,893 or an hourly rate of $28. This is 13% higher (+$6,455) than the average blaster salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $973.
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An entry level blaster (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $43,877. On the other end, a senior level blaster (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $69,438.
Job Description
Place and detonate explosives to demolish structures or to loosen, remove, or displace earth, rock, or other materials. May perform specialized handling, storage, and accounting procedures. Includes seismograph shooters. Excludes “Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas" (47-5021) who may also work with explosives.

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