Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
18.7k
Average Age
33.6
Average Salary
$50,089
Average Male Salary
$51,194
Average Female Salary
$39,359

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Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters are most often employed by the U. S. Navy industry. The average yearly wage for Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters was $50,089 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters by wage are Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, Flight attendants, and Social workers, all other.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters are Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA, Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, and Hanford City PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters are Hanford City PUMA, CA, Craven County PUMA, NC, and Jacksonville City PUMA, NC.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters and on wages and locations for those in the field. U. S. Navy is the industry that employs the most Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters, by average wage, is Justice, public order, & safety activities . Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters are paid most in San Diego City (Central/Mira Mesa & University Heights) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Hanford City PUMA, CA.

Yearly Wage

$50,089
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,901

In 2020, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters earned an average of $50,089, $5,865 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists make somewhat more than Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters while Social workers, all other make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.327
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.327, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters, by average wage, are Justice, public order, & safety activities , Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals, and Oil & gas extraction.

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Industries by Share

18.7k
2020 Workforce
± 3,353
−3.92%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 26.2%

The number of people employed as Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters has been declining at a rate of −3.92%, from 19,419 people in 2019 to 18,658 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters employed by various industries. U. S. Navy employs the largest share of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters at  15%, followed by U. S. Air Force with 12.4% and U. S. Army with 11.4%.

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Demographic information on Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in the US. The average age of male Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters in the workforce is 34.4 and of female Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters is 26.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

16.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,193
1.74k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,025

90.7% of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

65.6% of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.2% of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters.

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Age by Sex

34.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.42
26.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.71

The median age of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters is 33.6, and Male employees are generally 7.96 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Data on higher education choices for Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters is Business but a relatively high number of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters hold a major in Protective Services.

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