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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$67,760
25th Percentile Wage
$91,140
50th Percentile Wage
$104,320
75th Percentile Wage
$119,840
90th Percentile Wage
$129,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $129,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $104,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $67,760.

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
$104,320
27.93% 38.81%
2015
$75,180
8.78% -
2014
$68,580
3.27% -
2013
$66,340
3.78% -
2012
$63,830
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