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Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster is $60,290 per year.
Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster Salary (?
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$24,000 - $84,000
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MEDIAN: $60,289
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Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster Salary (?
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$10.33 - $32.63
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$24,000 - $84,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$28,640 - $82,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $32.63  
   
Overtime
$14.63 - $54.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
   
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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$28,640 - $82,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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

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

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$58,000
Experienced
up arrow 4%
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%