Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster Salary

The average salary for an Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster is $49,719 per year.

$28,938 - $86,345
$29K
$50K
$86K
MEDIAN: $49,719
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50%
90%

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$15.46 - $32.30
$15
$23
$32
MEDIAN: $22.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$28,938 - $86,345  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,161  
Total Pay (?
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$30,498 - $85,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $32.30  
   
Overtime
$29.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,161  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,498 - $85,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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Job Description for Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster

Blasters - also known as explosives workers or ordnance handling experts - determine what sorts of explosives, and in what quantities, are necessary in order to carry out a job. Strong mathematical skills are important in this position to perform calculations, and the work is often carried out in order to clear areas for construction, mining, and other operations.

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Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster Tasks

  • Assess sites to determine quantity, type, and placement of explosives to remove rock or structures.
  • Detonate blasts and evaluate results to determine next steps.
  • Prepare explosives and safely secure the blast radius.

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Pay by Experience Level for Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster

Pay by Experience for an Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster has a positive trend. An entry-level Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 24 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 18 salaries. An Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲21%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 11%
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