Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters

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2019 Workforce
22.1k
Average Age
34.8
Average Salary
$52,458
Average Male Salary
$52,626
Average Female Salary
$42,561

About

Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters are most often employed by the U. S. Air Force industry. The average yearly wage for Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters was $52,458 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters by wage are Legal support workers, all other, Special education teachers, and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters are Hanford City PUMA, CA and Okaloosa County PUMA, FL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters are Hanford City PUMA, CA and Okaloosa County PUMA, FL.

Employment

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. Air Force 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 Support activities for mining. Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters are paid most in Hanford City PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Hanford City PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$52,458
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,585

In 2019, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters earned an average of $52,458, $3,066 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers make somewhat more than Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters while Legal support 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

0.319
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.319, 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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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters, by number of employees, are U. S. Air Force, National security & international affairs, and U. S. Navy.

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Highest Paying

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

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Industries by Share

22.1k
2019 Workforce
± 3,646
27.4%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 19.6%

The number of people employed as Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters has been growing at a rate of 27.4%, from 17,309 people in 2018 to 22,057 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters employed by various industries. U. S. Air Force employs the largest share of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters at  14.6%, followed by National security & international affairs with 14.4% and U. S. Navy with 14%.

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Diversity

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 34.9 and of female Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters is 25.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

21.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,615
368
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 471

98.3% of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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)

65.1% of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 20.9% 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 Gender

34.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.21
25.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 12.1

The median age of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters is 34.8, and Male employees are generally 9.6 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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 Protective Services but a relatively high number of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters hold a major in Protective Services.

Majors

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