Salary for Pest Control Workers

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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 can get salaries in a range of $24,980 and $61,170 based on education and experience. can get an average pay level of fourty thousand three hundred and fifty dollars annually.

make the highest salary in Washington, where they earn compensation, on average, of close to $54,060. People working these jobs make the most money in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they get average wages of $58,620.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 44.27 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Pest Control Workers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$58,620
Manufacturing
$52,820
Public Administration
$47,570
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$47,460
Transportation and Warehousing
$45,750
Educational Services
$44,480

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$31,370
Construction
$37,890
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$40,150
Health Care and Social Assistance
$40,580
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$42,030
Educational Services
$44,480