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

The average annual and hourly salaries for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in the state of Missouri are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters among Missouri 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,890
25th Percentile Wage
$39,220
50th Percentile Wage
$48,350
75th Percentile Wage
$62,120
90th Percentile Wage
$113,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $113,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,890.

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 from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,350
10.53% 9.43%
2016
$43,260
6.15% -
2015
$40,600
6.06% -
2014
$38,140
-17.30% -
2013
$44,740
2.12% -
2012
$43,790
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in state of Missouri ranges from $22,930 to $40,040. The highest paying area for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in Missouri is Kansas City with a median annual salary of $40,040. The lowest paying area is Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kansas City
$40,040
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$22,930




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