Pest Control Workers

Apply or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill or remove pests and vermin that infest buildings and surrounding areas.

Pest Control Workers

About this Career Path

Apply or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill or remove pests and vermin that infest buildings and surrounding areas.

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Environment

Pest control workers must travel to clients’ sites. Workers often kneel, bend, and crawl in tight spaces to inspect sites. Because there are health risks associated with pesticide use, workers are trained in pesticide safety and sometimes wear protective gear, including respirators, gloves, and goggles. Working evenings and weekends is common.

Salary Breakdown

Pest Control Workers

$40,350

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$24,980

ENTRY LEVEL

$37,820

MID LEVEL

$61,170

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Pest Control Workers

2

Current Available Jobs

95,000

Projected job openings through 2030

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Top Expected Tasks

Pest Control Workers

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Pest Control Workers

K

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

K

KNOWLEDGE

Public Safety and Security

K

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

K

KNOWLEDGE

Chemistry

K

KNOWLEDGE

Biology

S

SKILL

Active Listening

S

SKILL

Critical Thinking

S

SKILL

Monitoring

S

SKILL

Speaking

S

SKILL

Writing

A

ABILITY

Near Vision

A

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

A

ABILITY

Oral Expression

A

ABILITY

Speech Clarity

A

ABILITY

Deductive Reasoning

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Pest Control Workers