Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

37-2021 Pest Control Workers

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


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
70,250 1.8 % $16.39 $34,080 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.23 $12.60 $15.46 $19.07 $23.85
Annual Wage (2) $21,270 $26,210 $32,160 $39,670 $49,600


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 66,700 3.29 $16.31 $33,930
Local Government (OES Designation) 880 0.02 $18.39 $38,260
Management of Companies and Enterprises 510 0.02 $14.41 $29,970
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 350 0.03 $17.40 $36,190
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 230 0.01 $25.65 $53,340

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 66,700 3.29 $16.31 $33,930
Grain and Oilseed Milling 110 0.18 $17.52 $36,440
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 350 0.03 $17.40 $36,190
Local Government (OES Designation) 880 0.02 $18.39 $38,260
Management of Companies and Enterprises 510 0.02 $14.41 $29,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 230 0.01 $25.65 $53,340
State Government (OES Designation) 80 (7) $22.33 $46,440
Elementary and Secondary Schools 170 (7) $19.78 $41,140
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 130 (7) $19.24 $40,020
Local Government (OES Designation) 880 0.02 $18.39 $38,260


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 9,960 1.26 2.47 $15.51 $32,250
California 9,320 0.60 1.18 $16.84 $35,030
Texas 5,610 0.48 0.95 $15.98 $33,240
Georgia 4,190 1.02 2.00 $16.55 $34,430
North Carolina 3,110 0.75 1.48 $15.90 $33,070



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 9,960 1.26 2.47 $15.51 $32,250
Hawaii 710 1.14 2.24 $18.39 $38,240
South Carolina 1,980 1.03 2.02 $15.45 $32,140
Georgia 4,190 1.02 2.00 $16.55 $34,430
Alabama 1,920 1.02 2.00 $14.19 $29,520



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 30 0.05 0.10 $23.81 $49,520
Vermont 60 0.20 0.39 $22.74 $47,300
Washington 850 0.28 0.56 $22.27 $46,320
Wyoming 40 0.12 0.24 $22.11 $45,990
Massachusetts 1,220 0.36 0.71 $20.88 $43,430




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,490 0.38 0.76 $16.68 $34,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,460 0.99 1.95 $16.69 $34,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,840 0.45 0.88 $15.99 $33,260
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,670 1.49 2.93 $14.61 $30,390
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,320 0.45 0.89 $16.92 $35,200
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,310 1.08 2.11 $16.65 $34,640
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,290 0.69 1.35 $17.14 $35,650
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,210 0.89 1.75 $17.30 $35,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.48 0.94 $17.10 $35,570
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,150 0.88 1.73 $12.91 $26,850



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ocala, FL 310 3.22 6.31 $14.80 $30,790
Port St. Lucie, FL 380 2.91 5.71 $16.27 $33,850
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA NECTA Division 110 2.47 4.85 $23.74 $49,380
Punta Gorda, FL 100 2.30 4.51 $16.00 $33,290
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 160 2.30 4.51 $18.15 $37,760
Sebring, FL 50 2.07 4.07 $12.06 $25,090
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 480 2.03 3.98 $14.68 $30,540
Homosassa Springs, FL 60 1.99 3.90 $12.32 $25,630
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 350 1.91 3.75 $15.94 $33,160
Dothan, AL 110 1.90 3.72 $11.43 $23,770