Salary for Vegetation 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, and Applicator usually receives a compensation in a range of $25,590 and $56,030 based on experience and education levels. will normally receive average salaries of thirty-nine thousand one hundred and thirty dollars yearly.

are compensated most highly in North Dakota, where they get an average salary rate of close to $50,890. Employees with these job titles can obtain the highest salaries in Real Estate and Rental and Leasing, where they can earn pay of $50,420.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 47.32 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Vegetation Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$50,420
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$42,780
Manufacturing
$41,600
Construction
$40,000
Public Administration
$39,810
Wholesale Trade
$39,450

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$31,580
Retail Trade
$36,460
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$36,990
Educational Services
$38,270
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$38,540
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$38,580