Explosive Technician Career

*A job as an Explosive Technician falls under the broader career category of Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category. We are still seeking more specific information about this career from experts in this field. If you can provide us with more information, .

Job Description for Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters : 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. Includes seismograph shooters.


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Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blaster Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$50,310

Median Hourly Wage

$24.19*

Total Employed Nationally

6,540


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2013 wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.