Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation

3.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
75%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
5.8%
by 2031
WAGES
$38,270
or $18.40 hourly
VOLUME
25,820
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 75% (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 5.8% by 2031
'Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation' is expected to be an average 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 'Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation' was $38,270, or $18.40 hourly
'Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation' are paid 16.4% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation?

As of 2021 there were 25,820 people employed as Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 5 thousand people are employed as Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation.

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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