Salary for Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators

Also known as:  Certified Pesticide Applicator, Fruit Sprayer, Herbicide Sprayer, Orchard Sprayer, Plant Sprayer, Weed Sprayer

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Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators for vegetation are responsible for correctly mixing pesticides, herbicides or insect sprays and repellants for application on yards, lawns, trees and in homes. These professionals are highly trained and certified in the profession of chemical mixtures and know how to safely and efficiently use application equipment such as sprayers, pumps and agitators. They are able to identify areas needing treatment and safely avoid areas of businesses and homes that should not be treated for infestations. They manage the transportation of all equipment and chemicals to and from the treatment site. An associate's degree and extensive on-the-job training and certification are required for employment in this profession.

A Vegetation Pesticide Handler, Sprayer, or Applicator can receive a wage that can range from 24000 to 36000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation usually receive an average salary of Thirty Thousand Eight Hundred dollars annually.

Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation can get the highest pay in Maine, where they receive an average pay rate of near $43620. People with this job title can get the best pay in Public Administration, where they earn job pay of $40170.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.08 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $40,170
Public Administration $34,380
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $31,120
Wholesale Trade $31,100
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $29,850
Retail Trade $29,480
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $21,840
Accommodation and Food Services $24,030
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $25,200
Construction $28,100
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $29,170
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $29,270
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