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Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters Salary in Sector of Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,990
25th Percentile Wage
$37,640
50th Percentile Wage
$48,050
75th Percentile Wage
$58,520
90th Percentile Wage
$72,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation 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 $72,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters is $18,990.

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 administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,05012.32%20.89%
201542,1306.08%-
201439,57024.77%-
201329,770-27.68%-
201238,010--

Compare Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters Salary in Different Industries within the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Sector

The average salaries of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in three industries in the administrative and support and waste management and remediation 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 administrative and support services industry with an annual salary $47,550. The lowest paying industry is the employment services industry (annual salary $28,620). 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
Administrative and Support Services
$47,550
Waste Management and Remediation Services
$42,770
Employment Services
$28,620

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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