Career Outlook for Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators

Also known as:  Certified Pesticide Applicator, Fruit Sprayer, Herbicide Sprayer, Orchard Sprayer, Plant Sprayer, Weed Sprayer
The overall job outlook for Vegetation Pesticide Handler, Sprayer, or Applicator careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 4.17 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 0.7 percent per year. Demand for Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators is expected to go up, with an expected 13,110 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 7.07 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators in the following states
Florida 2,890
California 2,280
Illinois 1,330
Pennsylvania 1,150
Minnesota 1,120
Texas 1,080
Kansas 730
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators
Nevada 40
West Virginia 60
Hawaii 90
Puerto Rico 100
Connecticut 120
Wyoming 120
Delaware 140
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