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Blaster Helper Salary
in Virginia, United States

$50,665 (USD)

Average Salary

$24/hr

Average Hourly

$811

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Blaster Helper is $50,665 a year and $24 an hour in Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Blaster Helper is between $37,265 and $61,851. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Virginia, United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Assists blaster in placing and detonating explosives used to loosen earth and rock, performing any combination of following tasks: carries explosive bags, cartridges, or powder to blasting area and deposits explosive device in previously drilled holes as directed.
  • Shovels earth or drill cuttings into holes after placement of charge and tamps earth to confine and increase force of detonation, using shovel or pole.
  • Connects explosive cord to blasting cap and lead wire to firing device, or attaches fuse to charge.
  • Fires charge on signal from blaster.
  • Performs other duties as described under helper.
Blaster Helper Job Prevalence in Virginia, United States

Job family: Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters

Job family population: 5,850

Estimated population of Blaster Helper jobs: 280

Rate of error: 6.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$58,735
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: Virginia ( (listen)), officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's estimated population as of 2018 is over 8.5 million.The area's history begins with...

Blaster Helper Job Listings for Virginia, United States

Industrial Painter
May 23
Norfolk, VA, USA
AMP United, LLC
... include blast cleanliness and dry film thickness of all coatings. - Mixing material within the ... QUALITY ASSURANCE - Trains painter helpers the right way to help ensure all applications are ...
Senior UXO Supervisor - Norfolk
Jun 30
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
AECOM
Virginia Blaster's License Additionally, the candidate must possess: * 40-hr OSHA HAZWOPER training ... As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach ...
Bridge Workers
Jul 12
Portsmouth, VA, USA
Gillmann Services Inc.
Operates sand blasters, jackhammers, concrete saws, and spray painting machines. Performs stone and ... We are dedicated to supplying quality craftsmen to help our customers complete their projects in a ...
Service Manager
May 2
Virginia Beach, United States
Trek Bicycle
Come, join us, and help us transform the world, the bicycle, and have a blast while doing it! Position Description: The service manager is responsible for running all operational aspects of the Trek ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Blaster Helper is $50,665 a year and $24 an hour in Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Blaster Helper is between $37,265 and $61,851. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Virginia, United States.

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Blaster Helper Job Listings for Virginia, United States

Industrial Painter
May 23
Norfolk, VA, USA
AMP United, LLC
... include blast cleanliness and dry film thickness of all coatings. - Mixing material within the ... QUALITY ASSURANCE - Trains painter helpers the right way to help ensure all applications are ...
Senior UXO Supervisor - Norfolk
Jun 30
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
AECOM
Virginia Blaster's License Additionally, the candidate must possess: * 40-hr OSHA HAZWOPER training ... As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach ...
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