Salary for Pest Control Workers

Also known as:  Exterminator, Fumigator, Insecticide Expert, Mosquito Sprayer, Pest Controller, Rat Exterminator, Rodent Exterminator, Termite Technician, Termite Treater

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Pest control workers are charged with the responsibility of eradicating and preventing bug and insect infestations in public venues as well as private homes. This is done through the release of chemical solutions and toxic gases that kill or deter pests and vermin from the premises. These professionals must inspect homes and businesses to identify infestations and create a plan of action for eradication. Upon completion of chemical spraying, they follow up with the appropriate paper work and documentation. They additionally have an extensive working knowledge of pest control equipment such as sprayers and equipment trucks. A high school diploma is required for employment in this field.

A Pest Control Worker will usually earn an average salary between 24000 and 36000 depending on the level of experience. Pest Control Workers can earn a salary of Thirty Two Thousand Four Hundred dollars per year.

Pest Control Workers are compensated at the highest average salary in the District of Columbia, where they receive an average job salary of approximating $42320. Professionals that work in this career are paid most highly in Public Administration, where they can earn average compensation of $39700.

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HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.21 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Pest Control Workers tend to make the most in the following industries
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $39,700
Public Administration $39,130
Manufacturing $37,620
Construction $37,430
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $32,280
Educational Services $31,110
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $20,370
Accommodation and Food Services $30,420
Health Care and Social Assistance $30,570
Educational Services $31,110
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $32,280
Construction $37,430
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