Career Details

Rock Splitter

Career Overview

Rock splitters break large slabs of stone into smaller pieces while working in quarries.


A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary to obtain these positions. On-the-job training is generally provided.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$22,000 /yr
$34,000 /yr
$49,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Trade-related courses
Future Outlook

There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.

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Work Environment

Rock splitters work for mining, quarrying, and construction companies. This work can be noisy, and physically demanding. This work is also completed outdoors in various types of weather.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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