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Pesticide Handler, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation Salary Information

The salary statistics of pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation 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. Pesticide Handler, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,130
25th Percentile Wage
$27,750
50th Percentile Wage
$33,740
75th Percentile Wage
$40,610
90th Percentile Wage
$51,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation is $51,030. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,130. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 120% 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 pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201633,7403.56%10.28%
201532,5404.00%-
201431,2401.34%-
201330,8201.78%-
201230,270--

Table 2. Pesticide Handler, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation in 14 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 pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation occupations is the construction sector with an annual salary $39,000. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $25,890).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Construction
$39,000
Manufacturing
$37,310
Federal, State, and Local Government
$35,940
Educational Services
$34,390
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$33,740
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$33,490
Wholesale Trade
$33,420
Retail Trade
$33,090
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$32,630
Accommodation and Food Services
$31,260
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$31,250
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$31,100
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$30,460
Health Care and Social Assistance
$25,890

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation by States

From the above tables we note that not only pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation 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 pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,030 to $41,370. The highest paying state for pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation is Massachusetts with a median annual salary of $41,370. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,030. For more salary information of pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Massachusetts
$41,370
Maine
$41,300
Hawaii
$38,910
California
$38,560
Indiana
$36,990
Texas
$36,740
Minnesota
$36,620
Oregon
$36,600
Washington
$36,400
Maryland
$36,040
Illinois
$35,580
Wisconsin
$35,450
Arizona
$35,160
Kansas
$34,990
Pennsylvania
$34,980
Nebraska
$33,970
Virginia
$33,940
North Dakota
$33,920
Colorado
$33,840
New Jersey
$33,790
Georgia
$33,520
Oklahoma
$33,440
West Virginia
$33,410
Missouri
$33,330
New Mexico
$32,860
Alabama
$32,720
Michigan
$32,410
Connecticut
$32,090
Florida
$32,070
Ohio
$31,480
Utah
$30,800
Tennessee
$30,640
Kentucky
$30,430
South Dakota
$30,080
Wyoming
$30,040
New York
$30,010
Iowa
$29,960
North Carolina
$29,440
Idaho
$29,030
Montana
$28,860
Louisiana
$28,070
Arkansas
$28,070
Mississippi
$26,200
South Carolina
$25,440
Puerto Rico
$18,030



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