Career Profile

Pest Control Workers

Education High school diploma or equivalent
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $37,900
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Pest control workers remove unwanted pests that infest buildings and surrounding areas.

General Information

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

Pest Control Workers

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area


Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 70 openings per year are projected for Pest Control Workers.


Employment Change

Employment for Pest Control Workers is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 18.0% between 2022 and 2027.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $18.23/hour. Entry level workers are paid $13.18, while experienced workers are paid $20.75. The median wage is comparable to average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 374 Pest Control Workers in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 441.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Pest Control Workers are Services to Buildings and Dwellings, Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities, and Department Stores.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Pest Control Workers include Customer and Personal Service, Public Safety and Security, and English Language.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Pest Control Workers is HS diploma or less. 17% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET