Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters

4.5/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
54%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
8%
by 2030
WAGES
$48,510
or $23.32 hourly
VOLUME
22,540
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 54% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters' job openings is expected to rise 8% by 2030
'Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters' was $48,510, or $23.32 hourly
'Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters' are paid 15.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 22,540 people employed as Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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