Pest Control Workers

5.2/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $18.05 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 55% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Social Perceptiveness
Manual Dexterity
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Pest Control Workers' job openings is expected to rise 6.8% by 2031
'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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

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

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Pest Control Workers' was $37,540, or $18.05 hourly
'Pest Control Workers' are paid 18.0% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as pest control workers?

As of 2021 there were 85,370 people employed as Pest Control Workers within the United States.
This represents around 0.06% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Pest Control Workers.

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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Moe (No chance) says
Pesticides application and human knowledge is not enough. Human logic is required to know where and how to place the chemical in every foot of your structure, if statements would not be enough.
Apr 11, 2021 at 09:12 PM

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