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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 $104,320, Washington is the highest paying state for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters. It is followed by Montana (average annual salary $73,710). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$104,320
$67,760 40
2 Montana
$73,710
$59,610 410
3 Nevada
$73,190
$60,850 50
4 New York
$69,800
$46,620 100
5 Wyoming
$69,380
$56,090 140
6 Michigan
$65,460
$43,790 70
7 Connecticut
$65,200
$52,380 90
8 California
$64,920
$45,010 130
9 New Mexico
$63,680
$36,060 120
10 Maryland
$62,680
$53,060 260
11 Massachusetts
$61,770
$45,190 50
12 New Hampshire
$60,560
$45,230 40
13 Illinois
$59,540
$49,320 60
14 Minnesota
$57,760
$42,230 90
15 Hawaii
$57,420
$41,500 80
16 Alaska
$57,400
$43,280 40
17 North Carolina
$56,770
$38,610 40
18 Idaho
$55,550
$41,940 0
19 Wisconsin
$54,490
$33,610 70
20 Florida
$52,990
$35,750 80
21 Arizona
$52,180
$35,570 160
22 Pennsylvania
$51,220
$39,680 130
23 Utah
$50,980
$42,400 60
24 Virginia
$48,620
$34,340 90
25 Missouri
$48,350
$34,890 240
26 Alabama
$47,650
$31,270 150
27 Ohio
$47,170
$40,750 30
28 Georgia
$46,750
$32,660 30
29 West Virginia
$46,600
$40,010 90
30 Iowa
$46,150
$34,230 90
31 Louisiana
$45,590
$34,970 70
32 Kentucky
$44,450
$40,010 270
33 Colorado
$44,250
$28,620 120
34 Indiana
$43,840
$39,120 410
35 Oklahoma
$42,580
$35,740 530
36 Arkansas
$40,090
$33,650 160
37 Texas
$39,010
$27,600 880
38 Tennessee
$37,030
$28,900 240
39 Mississippi
$25,260
$21,020 40

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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