Pest Control Workers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
50%
risk level
POLLING
25%
Based on 65 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
6.8%
by year 2032
WAGES
$43,470
or $20.90 per hour
Volume
93,760
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
5.4/10

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Automation risk

50% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

  • Manual Dexterity

User poll

25% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 50% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Pest Control Workers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Pest Control Workers' job openings is expected to rise 6.8% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Pest Control Workers' was $43,470, or $20 per hour

'Pest Control Workers' were paid 9.6% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 93,760 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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Comments

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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