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Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster Salary

The average salary for an Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster is $59,187 per year.
$37,733 - $76,747
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $59,187
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$10.29 - $33.25
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,733 - $76,747  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
Total Pay (?
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$34,174 - $78,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$10.29 - $33.25  
   
Overtime
$13.91 - $60.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
   
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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$34,174 - $78,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
United States (change)

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.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 4%