Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster Salary

The average salary for an Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster is $56,988 per year.

$36,831 - $76,492
(Median)
$37K
$57K
$76K
MEDIAN: $56,987
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$10.24 - $31.35
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$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,831 - $76,492  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,047  
Total Pay (?
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$31,864 - $77,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $31.35  
   
Overtime
$15.97 - $61.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,047  
   
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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$31,864 - $77,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster

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

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$58,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 6%
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