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Explosives Operator - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "Explosives Operator"

How much does an Explosives Operator in the federal government get paid? $43,744.00* *Based on the 2008 average.

Explosives Operator was the 628th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 1 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2008, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Explosives Operating, with an average salary of $43,744.

Government Explosives Operating jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Explosives Operating job is FWS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-8. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard covers nonsupervisory work involved in the manufacture of powder, propellant grains, solid or liquid explosives, and mixtures for flares or signals, and the manufacture, assembly, disassembly, renovation, modification, and deactivation of ammunition, explosives, or chemical or toxic filled munitions. Included are jobs which involve operation of equipment, jigs, or machines that were designed or modified to perform particular munitions operations.

Agencies that have hired an Explosives Operator

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Forest Service 1 $43,744.00

Explosives Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Explosives Operator is $43,744.00. The highest paid Explosives Operator made $43,744 in 2008.

Common Explosives Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Explosives Operating Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 1

Starting Paygrade: $8.78 to $21.06 / hour at paygrade FWS-4
Maximum Paygrade: $10.68 to $28.58 / hour at paygrade FWS-8

Other Jobs at the FWS-4 Paygrade

FWS-4 is the starting paygrade for Explosives Operating jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-4 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Cemetery CaretakingFWS-2FWS-6
Motor Vehicle OperatingFWS-4FWS-8
Explosives OperatingFWS-4FWS-8

Average Explosives Operating Pay Trend from 2004 to 2008

In 2004, the average pay for an Explosives Operator was $36,418. Since then, the average pay has increased to $43,744 in 2008.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 6502.

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