Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster Salary

The average salary for an Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster is $55,629 per year.

$36,691 - $79,843
(Median)
$37K
$56K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,629
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$12.75 - $30.81
(Median)
$13
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,691 - $79,843  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
Total Pay (?
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$36,217 - $77,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$12.75 - $30.81  
   
Overtime
$11.07 - $61.58  
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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$36,217 - $77,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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

  • 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 25%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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