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

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $75,180, Washington is the highest paying state for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters. It is followed by Illinois (average annual salary $72,650). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Washington
$75,180
$64,870 90
2 Illinois
$72,650
$53,630 60
3 Wyoming
$71,910
$55,810 210
4 Alaska
$69,910
$56,050 80
5 Nevada
$69,230
$54,910 50
6 Louisiana
$69,070
$38,400 290
7 Hawaii
$66,810
$50,190 0
8 Michigan
$65,460
$43,790 70
9 Connecticut
$65,200
$52,380 90
10 California
$63,480
$46,160 130
11 West Virginia
$58,120
$43,760 320
12 Maryland
$57,170
$48,840 260
13 Montana
$56,000
$48,560 440
14 Tennessee
$55,170
$29,110 280
15 North Carolina
$54,970
$38,020 50
16 New Mexico
$51,680
$35,800 180
17 Iowa
$50,870
$35,490 90
18 Utah
$50,280
$37,250 90
19 Virginia
$49,640
$40,960 60
20 Alabama
$49,340
$32,380 170
21 Arizona
$49,330
$33,820 160
22 Pennsylvania
$47,810
$35,950 100
23 Colorado
$44,250
$28,620 120
24 Missouri
$43,260
$17,840 240
25 Kentucky
$42,970
$37,980 300
26 Indiana
$42,790
$37,200 370
27 Oklahoma
$41,590
$33,510 470
28 Wisconsin
$39,730
$30,040 70
29 Texas
$39,720
$27,880 720
30 Arkansas
$39,160
$33,600 120
31 Georgia
$37,750
$34,030 30

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in those states is not available at this time.

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