Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare explosives worker, ordnance handling experts, and blasters salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,860
25th Percentile Wage
$35,570
50th Percentile Wage
$46,020
75th Percentile Wage
$56,570
90th Percentile Wage
$63,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters is $63,260. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters is $28,860.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201646,0203.00%-6.30%
201544,640-11.09%-
201449,590-11.47%-
201355,28011.51%-
201248,920--

Compare Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in three industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for explosives worker, ordnance handling experts, and blasters occupations is the transportation equipment manufacturing industry with an annual salary $57,760. The lowest paying industry is the other chemical product and preparation manufacturing industry (annual salary $36,300). For detailed explosives worker, ordnance handling experts, and blasters salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$57,760
Chemical Manufacturing
$36,420
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$36,300

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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