Pest Control Workers

5.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
72%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
9.5%
by 2030
WAGES
$37,820
or $18.18 hourly
VOLUME
79,560
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 72% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Social Perceptiveness
Negotiation
Persuasion
Manual Dexterity
Key
very important
quite important
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Pest Control Workers' job openings is expected to rise 9.5% by 2030
'Pest Control Workers' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Pest Control Workers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Pest Control Workers' was $37,820, or $18.18 hourly
'Pest Control Workers' are paid 9.8% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 79,560 people employed as Pest Control Workers.
This represents around 0.06% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 37-2021.00

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