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Highest Paying Cities for Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters

The top 23 highest paying cities for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $72,900, Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois is the highest paying city for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters. It is followed by Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming (average annual salary $72,390). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 23 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$72,900
50
2 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$72,390
160
3 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$72,010
40
4 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$71,570
40
5 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$68,530
n/a
6 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$67,040
n/a
7 Honolulu, Hawaii
$63,830
n/a
8 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$58,540
30
9 Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$58,410
70
10 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$57,170
80
11 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$57,170
80
12 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$53,710
n/a
13 Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$53,540
40
14 Salt Lake City, Utah
$49,790
90
15 Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$47,410
n/a
16 Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$46,610
40
17 East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$45,480
30
18 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$44,160
130
19 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$43,930
140
20 Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$42,790
320
21 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$37,800
370
22 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$37,260
70
23 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$37,220
50
See also: Highest paying industries for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters.