Pest Control Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of pest control workers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of pest control workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The pest control workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Pest Control Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,630
25th Percentile Wage
$26,740
50th Percentile Wage
$33,040
75th Percentile Wage
$41,270
90th Percentile Wage
$50,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pest control workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) pest control workers is $50,920. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,630. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 135% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of pest control workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201633,0402.66%9.02%
201532,1604.66%-
201430,6601.08%-
201330,3300.89%-
201230,060--

Table 2. Pest Control Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of pest control workers in 10 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for pest control workers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $43,220. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $29,480).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$43,220
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$43,200
Manufacturing
$41,670
Educational Services
$40,640
Construction
$37,300
Health Care and Social Assistance
$35,420
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$33,420
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$32,790
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$31,660
Retail Trade
$29,480

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Pest Control Workers by States

From the above tables we note that not only pest control workers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of pest control workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,810 to $54,110. The highest paying state for pest control workers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $54,110. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,810. For more salary information of pest control workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$54,110
Massachusetts
$46,060
Minnesota
$44,900
Vermont
$44,250
Nevada
$43,860
Washington
$40,510
Maryland
$40,090
Iowa
$38,660
Colorado
$38,230
Connecticut
$38,020
Hawaii
$37,880
South Dakota
$37,770
New Jersey
$36,620
Oregon
$36,540
Michigan
$35,570
Rhode Island
$35,520
Pennsylvania
$35,360
Tennessee
$35,310
Montana
$34,900
California
$34,550
Texas
$34,350
New York
$34,310
Virginia
$34,260
Nebraska
$33,760
Louisiana
$33,640
New Mexico
$33,230
Illinois
$32,740
Georgia
$32,150
Ohio
$31,880
North Carolina
$31,810
Wyoming
$31,260
South Carolina
$31,220
Kansas
$31,130
Wisconsin
$31,010
Mississippi
$30,890
Delaware
$30,830
Indiana
$30,830
Missouri
$30,820
Utah
$30,370
Oklahoma
$30,310
Arizona
$30,270
Maine
$30,200
Alabama
$30,060
New Hampshire
$29,330
Florida
$29,260
Arkansas
$29,020
Idaho
$28,920
Kentucky
$28,640
West Virginia
$20,000
Puerto Rico
$19,810


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