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

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,340
25th Percentile Wage
$41,660
50th Percentile Wage
$49,010
75th Percentile Wage
$59,880
90th Percentile Wage
$69,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $69,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters is $36,340.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,010
-4.92% -4.77%
2016
$51,420
11.28% -
2015
$45,620
-2.52% -
2014
$46,770
-1.92% -
2013
$47,670
-7.72% -
2012
$51,350
- -

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

The average salaries of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in four industries in the wholesale trade 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 chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $51,880. The lowest paying industry is the merchant wholesalers, durable goods industry (annual salary $42,450). 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
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$51,880
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$49,090
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$48,970
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$42,450

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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