Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,280
25th Percentile Wage
$39,740
50th Percentile Wage
$43,780
75th Percentile Wage
$51,810
90th Percentile Wage
$57,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $57,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $43,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters is $36,280.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201643,7805.09%5.46%
201341,5500.39%-
201241,390--

Compare Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in four industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal, state, and local government (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $43,780. The lowest paying industry is the federal government, including usps industry (annual salary $43,230). 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
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$43,780
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$43,520
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$43,230
Federal government, including USPS
$43,230

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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