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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
77,300 1.7 % $18.24 $37,950 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.17 $13.65 $17.12 $22.03 $27.60
Annual Wage (2) $23,230 $28,400 $35,610 $45,830 $57,400


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 73,960 3.45 $18.15 $37,750
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,370 0.02 $19.71 $41,000
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 250 0.01 $27.08 $56,330
Management of Companies and Enterprises 240 0.01 $20.75 $43,170
Elementary and Secondary Schools 230 0.00 $19.99 $41,570

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 73,960 3.45 $18.15 $37,750
Grain and Oilseed Milling 50 0.08 $24.89 $51,760
Facilities Support Services 110 0.07 $20.01 $41,620
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,370 0.02 $19.71 $41,000
Other Food Manufacturing 40 0.02 $19.39 $40,320

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) 250 0.01 $27.08 $56,330
Grain and Oilseed Milling 50 0.08 $24.89 $51,760
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 90 (7) $23.14 $48,130
Warehousing and Storage 70 0.01 $20.96 $43,590
Management of Companies and Enterprises 240 0.01 $20.75 $43,170


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 10,360 1.20 2.25 $16.38 $34,060
California 9,630 0.57 1.06 $20.24 $42,100
Texas 6,970 0.58 1.08 $20.21 $42,030
Georgia 4,450 1.01 1.90 $16.93 $35,210
North Carolina 3,410 0.78 1.46 $16.98 $35,330




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 10,360 1.20 2.25 $16.38 $34,060
Alabama 2,140 1.10 2.06 $15.70 $32,650
South Carolina 2,180 1.06 1.98 $15.61 $32,460
Georgia 4,450 1.01 1.90 $16.93 $35,210
Arizona 2,570 0.92 1.73 $18.29 $38,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 1,050 0.29 0.55 $22.96 $47,750
Washington 1,080 0.33 0.62 $22.19 $46,160
Nevada 600 0.45 0.84 $20.61 $42,880
Michigan 1,010 0.23 0.44 $20.37 $42,380
California 9,630 0.57 1.06 $20.24 $42,100





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,700 0.39 0.73 $19.55 $40,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,920 0.48 0.89 $20.39 $42,400
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,640 0.98 1.84 $17.45 $36,290
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,480 0.70 1.30 $22.87 $47,570
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,320 0.90 1.68 $16.60 $34,520
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,890 1.44 2.70 $17.71 $36,830
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,850 0.90 1.68 $18.56 $38,610
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,450 0.49 0.91 $19.37 $40,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,370 0.44 0.82 $21.57 $44,860
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,190 0.95 1.77 $15.82 $32,910