Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters Salary Information in North Carolina

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,610
25th Percentile Wage
$48,750
50th Percentile Wage
$56,770
75th Percentile Wage
$63,030
90th Percentile Wage
$64,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,610.

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
$56,770
3.17% 5.28%
2016
$54,970
10.62% -
2015
$49,130
4.91% -
2014
$46,720
-1.24% -
2013
$47,300
-13.68% -
2012
$53,770
- -




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