Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation

2.9/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
84%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
8.3%
by 2030
WAGES
$36,630
or $17.61 hourly
VOLUME
23,950
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 84% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation' job openings is expected to rise 8.3% by 2030
'Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation' 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 'Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation' was $36,630, or $17.61 hourly
'Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation' are paid 12.7% 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 23,950 people employed as Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation, or chemical application on trees, shrubs, lawns, or crops. Usually requires specific training and state or federal certification.

SOC Code: 37-3012.00

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