Training Requirements for Pest Control Workers

Pest control workers need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Pest control workers
Percent
Less than High School 7.8
High School 42.4
Some College 29.4
Associates Degree 8.4
Bachelors Degree 10.7
Masters Degree 1.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment Outlook for Pest Control Workers

This represents about 74,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 less pest control workers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 18,000 more.

Typical Income for Pest Control Workers

Hourly Income

On average,pest control workers make $16.84 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pest control workers $10.40 $12.86 $15.88 $19.84 $24.48
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations $8.71 $9.78 $11.87 $15.66 $20.80
Building cleaning and pest control workers $8.56 $9.45 $11.33 $14.66 $18.99
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, pest control workers make $35,020 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pest control workers $21,630 $26,740 $33,040 $41,270 $50,920
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations $18,120 $20,340 $24,700 $32,570 $43,260
Building cleaning and pest control workers $17,800 $19,660 $23,560 $30,500 $39,490
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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