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

The average annual and hourly salaries for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters amongst Texas cities 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,600
25th Percentile Wage
$32,900
50th Percentile Wage
$39,010
75th Percentile Wage
$46,500
90th Percentile Wage
$52,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $52,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,600.

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
$39,010
-1.82% -20.89%
2016
$39,720
3.75% -
2015
$38,230
-6.04% -
2014
$40,540
-3.60% -
2013
$42,000
-12.29% -
2012
$47,160
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in state of Texas ranges from $36,880 to $45,680. The highest paying area for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in Texas is North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,680. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is San Antonio-New Braunfels (mean annual salary $45,220). The lowest paying area is Fort Worth-Arlington with a median annual salary of $36,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$45,680
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$45,220
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$40,050
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$37,200
Fort Worth-Arlington
$36,880




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