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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
79,450 1.6 % $19.19 $39,910 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.98 $14.48 $17.95 $23.15 $29.00
Annual Wage (2) $24,920 $30,120 $37,330 $48,150 $60,320


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 76,030 3.47 $19.13 $39,790
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,510 0.03 $20.92 $43,510
Management of Companies and Enterprises 270 0.01 $15.00 $31,190
Elementary and Secondary Schools 240 0.00 $20.11 $41,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 240 0.01 $27.34 $56,870

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 76,030 3.47 $19.13 $39,790
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,510 0.03 $20.92 $43,510
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 120 0.01 $24.41 $50,770
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 240 0.01 $27.34 $56,870
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 190 0.01 $17.56 $36,510

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) 240 0.01 $27.34 $56,870
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 120 0.01 $24.41 $50,770
Facilities Support Services (8) (8) $22.04 $45,850
Warehousing and Storage 70 0.01 $21.86 $45,470
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,510 0.03 $20.92 $43,510


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)
California 10,240 0.59 1.09 $21.35 $44,400
Florida 9,310 1.06 1.96 $18.60 $38,680
Texas 7,310 0.59 1.09 $21.85 $45,450
Georgia 4,550 1.02 1.88 $17.34 $36,070
North Carolina 3,640 0.81 1.51 $16.77 $34,870




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)
Alabama 2,310 1.17 2.17 $16.83 $35,010
South Carolina 2,240 1.06 1.97 $15.87 $33,000
Florida 9,310 1.06 1.96 $18.60 $38,680
Georgia 4,550 1.02 1.88 $17.34 $36,070
Louisiana 1,700 0.89 1.64 $16.14 $33,570




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 0.04 0.08 $24.76 $51,490
Washington 1,070 0.32 0.59 $23.56 $49,010
Massachusetts 1,150 0.32 0.59 $22.82 $47,460
Texas 7,310 0.59 1.09 $21.85 $45,450
Nevada 640 0.46 0.84 $21.64 $45,020





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 4,340 0.45 0.83 $20.96 $43,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,970 0.48 0.88 $21.37 $44,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,710 0.99 1.82 $18.38 $38,240
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,590 0.71 1.31 $26.05 $54,190
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,770 0.67 1.24 $17.78 $36,980
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,700 1.27 2.36 $22.65 $47,120
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,520 0.50 0.92 $21.74 $45,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,470 0.46 0.85 $21.03 $43,750
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,420 0.67 1.23 $19.04 $39,600
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,230 0.26 0.49 $18.96 $39,430