Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,340
25th Percentile Wage
$52,730
50th Percentile Wage
$61,420
75th Percentile Wage
$71,840
90th Percentile Wage
$79,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $79,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters is $35,340.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,420
2.56% 12.39%
2016
$59,850
-0.10% -
2015
$59,910
4.26% -
2014
$57,360
2.42% -
2013
$55,970
3.86% -
2012
$53,810
- -

Compare Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in seven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $70,990. The lowest paying industry is the other professional, scientific, and technical services industry (annual salary $53,650). 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
Scientific Research and Development Services
$70,990
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$70,990
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$65,320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,420
Engineering Services
$59,460
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$59,240
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,650

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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