Average Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster Salary

$49,157
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$1,000
Bonus
$12,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster is $49,157.
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$90k
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Salary
$25k - $90k
Bonus
$250 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $12k
Total Pay
$29k - $86k

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Job Description for Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster

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

Job Satisfaction for Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster

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Popular Skills for Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster

Skills in HAZMAT are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Operations Management, Risk Management / Risk Control, Safety Compliance and Team Leadership.

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

An early career Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $35,000 based on 26 salaries. A mid-career Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,396 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Explosives Worker, Ordnance Handling Expert, or Blaster with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,510 based on 23 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $81,665.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 116 survey responses.
Early Career
22.4%
Mid Career
39.7%
Experienced
19.8%
Late Career
18.1%