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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Career Cluster
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Blasters

Blasters - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by area of the country and the type of industry.

Workers employed by mining companies are likely to receive benefits. These include paid holidays and vacation, health insurance, and a retirement plan. 

Earth drillers, except oil and gas; and explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters (SOC 47-5097)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $16.43 $23.26 $39.37
Yearly $34,180 $48,382 $81,887
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $16.86 $18.29 $20.55
Yearly $35,073 $38,035 $42,737
United States Hourly $18.06 $22.24 $27.79
Yearly $37,560 $46,250 $57,810

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.