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Average Salary for Blaster in District of Columbia - District Average

The average salary of a(n) Blaster in District of Columbia - District Average is $58,079.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Blaster in District of Columbia - District Average is $27.92.

The average bonus of a(n) Blaster in District of Columbia - District Average is $976.00.

Job Description:

Assembles, plants, and detonates charges of industrial explosives to loosen earth, rock, stumps, or to demolish structures to facilitate removal. Examines mass, composition, structure, and location of object to be blasted; calculates amount and determines kind of explosive to be used; and marks location of charge holes for drilling. Assembles primer (blasting cap and fuse or electric squib and booster charge) and places primer with main charge in hole or near object to be blasted. Covers charge with mud, sand, clay, or other material and tamps firm to improve detonation and confine force of blast. Signals to clear area of personnel and equipment. Lights fuse or connects wires from charge to battery or detonator to detonate charge. May operate jackhammer, hand drill, or electric drill to bore holes for charges. May climb cliffs or banks to plant explosive charge, using ropes and safety harness. May set and detonate explosive charges to improve flow of water into wells. Less

Assembles, plants, and detonates charges of industrial explosives to loosen earth, rock, stumps, or to demolish structures to facilitate removal. Examines mass, composition, structure, and location of object to be blasted; calculates amount and determines kind of explosive to be... More

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