Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters amongst Kentucky metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters in Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,980
25th Percentile Wage
$42,950
50th Percentile Wage
$42,970
75th Percentile Wage
$49,300
90th Percentile Wage
$54,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $54,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,980.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.26
25th Percentile Wage
$20.65
50th Percentile Wage
$20.66
75th Percentile Wage
$23.70
90th Percentile Wage
$26.28

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $26.28. The median hourly salary is $20.66. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.26.

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 from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,9701.30%0.47%
201542,4101.04%-
201441,970-5.96%-
201344,4703.82%-
201242,770--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in state of Kentucky ranges from $43,930 to $45,480. The highest paying area for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in Kentucky is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,480. The lowest paying area is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$45,480
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$43,930



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