Career Profiles and Employment Projections
- Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
What Explosives workers Do
Place and detonate explosives to demolish structures or to loosen, remove, or displace earth, rock, or other materials. May perform specialized handling, storage, and accounting procedures. Includes seismograph shooters. Excludes Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas who may also work with explosives.
Explosives worker Salaries
- 2014 employment: 8,100
- May 2015 median annual wage: $50,210
Job Outlook for Explosives workers
Projected employment change, 2014–24:
- Number of new jobs: 300
- Growth rate: 4 percent (Slower than average)
How to Become an Explosives worker
Education and training:
- Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
- Work experience in a related occupation: Less than 5 years
- Typical on-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training
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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.