Information About Pest Control Workers

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Training

Pest control workers need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Pest control workers
Training for Pest Control Workers
Percent
Less than High School 10.6
High School 44.3
Some College 29.1
Associates Degree 6.1
Bachelors Degree 8.5
Masters Degree 1.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.4

Employment

Represents about 67,000 people in the United States- 7.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 10,000 more pest control workers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 34,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, pest control workers make $15.65 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pest control workers $9.60 $11.90 $14.50 $18.30 $22.80
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations $8.06 $8.91 $10.80 $14.30 $18.70
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, pest control workers make $32,550 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Pest control workers $19,960 $24,840 $30,220 $38,060 $47,490
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations $16,760 $18,530 $22,620 $29,900 $38,900
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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