Career Profile

Explosives Worker & Ordnance Handling Expert

Education High school diploma or equivalent
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $49,700
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Explosives Worker & Ordnance Handling Experts Place and detonate explosives to demolish structures or to loosen, remove, or displace earth, rock, or other materials.

General Information

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.

Explosives Worker & Ordnance Handling Expert

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area

14

Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 14 openings per year are projected for Explosives Worker & Ordnance Handling Expert.

+12.7%

Employment Change

Employment for Explosives Worker & Ordnance Handling Expert is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 12.7% between 2022 and 2027.

$23.90

Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $23.90/hour. Entry level workers are paid $18.67, while experienced workers are paid $26.52. The median wage is comparable to average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 91 Explosives Worker & Ordnance Handling Expert in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 103.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Explosives Worker & Ordnance Handling Expert are Utility System Construction, Other Specialty Trade Contractors, and Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Explosives Worker & Ordnance Handling Expert include Public Safety and Security, Law and Government, and Mathematics.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Explosives Worker & Ordnance Handling Expert is HS diploma or less. 15% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET