Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters

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Total Workforce

18.1k

Average Age

32

Average Salary

$39,067

Average Male Salary

$40,075

Average Female Salary

$28,634

About

Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters are most often employed by the U. S. Marines industry. The average yearly wage for Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters was $39,067 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters by wage are Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers, Photographers, and Animal control workers.

Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters are part of the Construction & Extraction Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers, Boilermakers, Carpenters, Carpet, floor, & tile installers & finishers, Cement masons, concrete finishers, & terrazzo workers, Construction laborers, Paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, Electricians, Glaziers, Insulation workers, Painters & paperhangers, Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, & steamfitters, Plasterers & stucco masons, Roofers, Sheet metal workers, Structural iron & steel workers, Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers, Helpers, construction trades, Construction & building inspectors, Elevator installers & repairers, Fence erectors, Hazardous materials removal workers, Highway maintenance workers, Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators, Earth drillers, except oil & gas, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters, Mining machine operators, Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Miscellaneous construction workers, including solar photovoltaic installers, septic tank servicers & sewer pipe cleaners

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

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters and on wages and locations for those in the field. U. S. Marines is the industry that employs the most Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters, by average wage, is National security & international affairs. Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters are paid most in Virginia Beach City (South) PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Craven County PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$39,067

AVERAGE SALARY

± $4,629

In 2017, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters earned an average of $39,067, $12,998 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers make somewhat more than Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters while Animal control workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.305

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.305, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & 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, & blasters.

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Spatial Concentration

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters, by number of employees, are U. S. Marines, U. S. Army, and U. S. Navy.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters, by average wage, are National security & international affairs, Construction, and Support activities for mining.

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Industries by Share

18.1k

2017 Workforce

± 3,300

-8.99%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 27.7%

The number of people employed as Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters has been declining at a rate of -8.99%, from 19,851 people in 2016 to 18,066 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters employed by various industries. U. S. Marines employs the largest share of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters at  14.2%, followed by U. S. Army with 13.5% and U. S. Navy with 12.3%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters in the US. The average age of male Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters in the workforce is 32.9 and of female Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters is 23, and the most common race/ethnicity for Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters is White.

Gender Composition

16.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,151

1.59k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 980

91.2% of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters

  1. White

  2. Black

81.9% of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 18.1% of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters, Black 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, & blasters.

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Age by Gender

32.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.37

23

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.18

The median age of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters is 32, and Male employees are generally 9.89 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters need many skills, but most especially Monitoring, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Equipment Maintenance, and Operation and Control.

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