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Sandblaster - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Sandblaster"

How much does a Sandblaster in the federal government get paid? $54,355.07* *Based on the 2021 average.

Sandblaster was the 486th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 15 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2021, the U.S. Coast Guard hired the most employees titled Sandblasting, with an average salary of $54,355.

Government Sandblasting jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Sandblasting job is FWS-5, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-7. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard is used to grade nonsupervisory jobs involved in setting up, operating, and performing preventive maintenance on complete stationary and portable sandblasting equipment and machines used for cleaning metal and nonmetal surfaces. The work requires a knowledge of the operating and preventive maintenance features of sandblasting equipment and machines, cleaning characteristics of metals and nonmetals, cutting or abrasive quality of a wide variety of sand-like abrasives, and the optimum air pressures with specific abrasives to obtain the desired finish without damage to workpieces. The work requires the skill to position and hold workpieces and blasting nozzles, and carry out blasting operations and procedures in a safe manner.

Agencies that have hired a Sandblaster

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
U.S. Coast Guard 15 $54,355.07

Sandblaster Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Sandblaster is $54,355.07. The highest paid Sandblaster made $66,450 in 2021.

Common Sandblaster Payscales

Payscale Number of Sandblasting Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 13
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 2

Starting Paygrade: $22.47 to $9.25 / hour at paygrade FWS-5
Maximum Paygrade: $10.20 to $26.59 / hour at paygrade FWS-7

Other Jobs at the FWS-5 Paygrade

FWS-5 is the starting paygrade for Sandblasting jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-5 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Insects Production WorkingFWS-3FWS-5
Railroad RepairingFWS-5FWS-8
Wood WorkingFWS-5FWS-8

Average Sandblasting Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Sandblaster was $38,436. Since then, the average pay has increased to $54,355 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 5423.

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