The average salary for an Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster is $56,062 per year.
Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster Total Pay (?
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$29,799 - $95,313
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95K
MEDIAN: $56,062
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Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster Total Pay (?
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$10.23 - $34.25
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$29,799 - $95,313  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
Total Pay (?
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$32,661 - $92,400  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $34.25  
   
Overtime
$15.27 - $46.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
   
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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$32,661 - $92,400  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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.
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 31%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$55,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%
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