Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters

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Total Workforce

17.3k

Average Age

31.7

Average Salary

$43,121

Average Male Salary

$43,814

Average Female Salary

$35,060

About

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 $43,121 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters by wage are Public safety telecommunicators, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, and Mental health counselors.

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 Rural Nevada PUMA, NV. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters are Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA, Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, and Rural Nevada PUMA, NV.

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. 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 Construction. Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters are paid most in Rural Nevada PUMA, NV but are relatively concentrated in Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$43,121

AVERAGE SALARY

± $5,871

In 2018, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters earned an average of $43,121, $10,767 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Public safety telecommunicators make somewhat more than Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters while Mental health counselors 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

0.311

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.311, 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, 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. Navy, U. S. Army, and U. S. Marines.

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Highest Paying

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

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Industries by Share

17.3k

2018 Workforce

± 3,230

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  21.1%, followed by U. S. Army with 14.1% and U. S. Marines with 11.2%.

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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 32.4 and of female Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters is 24.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

15.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,099

1.37k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 909

92.1% 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)

71.2% of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.1% 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

32.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.36

24.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.22

The median age of Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters is 31.7, and Male employees are generally 8.25 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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MOST COMMON MAJORS

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