Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
42%
risk level
POLLING
52%
Based on 12 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
1.5%
by year 2032
WAGES
$56,670
or $27.24 per hour
Volume
4,710
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.6/10

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Automation risk

42% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Manual Dexterity

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Finger Dexterity

User poll

52% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 42% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters' job openings is expected to rise 1.5% by 2032

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters' was $56,670, or $27 per hour

'Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters' were paid 22.4% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 4,710 people employed as 'Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 31 thousand people are employed as 'Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters'.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 47-5032.00

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