Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
72,830 2.0 % $16.84 $35,020 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.40 $12.86 $15.88 $19.84 $24.48
Annual Wage (2) $21,630 $26,740 $33,040 $41,270 $50,920


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 69,160 3.33 $16.72 $34,770
Local Government (OES Designation) 890 0.02 $18.76 $39,020
Management of Companies and Enterprises 530 0.02 $17.25 $35,890
Facilities Support Services 330 0.22 $19.09 $39,720
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 230 0.01 $25.75 $53,570

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 69,160 3.33 $16.72 $34,770
Facilities Support Services 330 0.22 $19.09 $39,720
Grain and Oilseed Milling 120 0.20 $19.44 $40,430
Local Government (OES Designation) 890 0.02 $18.76 $39,020
Management of Companies and Enterprises 530 0.02 $17.25 $35,890

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 $25.75 $53,570
State Government (OES Designation) 90 (7) $22.88 $47,590
Elementary and Secondary Schools 190 (7) $21.15 $43,990
Warehousing and Storage 40 (7) $20.36 $42,350
Grain and Oilseed Milling 120 0.20 $19.44 $40,430


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 10,530 1.28 2.47 $14.93 $31,050
California 9,490 0.59 1.15 $17.72 $36,860
Texas 5,840 0.50 0.96 $16.52 $34,350
Georgia 4,230 1.00 1.93 $16.37 $34,050
North Carolina 3,470 0.82 1.58 $16.35 $34,010




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 10,530 1.28 2.47 $14.93 $31,050
South Carolina 2,070 1.04 2.01 $15.48 $32,200
Hawaii 660 1.04 2.00 $19.56 $40,690
Alabama 2,000 1.04 2.01 $14.82 $30,830
Georgia 4,230 1.00 1.93 $16.37 $34,050




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 0.09 $24.34 $50,630
Massachusetts 1,220 0.35 0.68 $23.19 $48,230
Washington 950 0.31 0.60 $21.55 $44,830
Minnesota 460 0.16 0.31 $21.17 $44,040
Vermont 70 0.23 0.45 $20.72 $43,100





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,510 0.98 1.89 $16.03 $33,340
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,100 0.32 0.62 $16.14 $33,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,820 0.43 0.83 $16.20 $33,690
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,660 1.42 2.74 $14.68 $30,530
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,610 1.27 2.46 $15.07 $31,350
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,410 0.73 1.40 $17.09 $35,540
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,350 0.46 0.89 $17.14 $35,640
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,260 0.92 1.78 $14.12 $29,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.47 0.91 $19.42 $40,390
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,160 0.84 1.62 $17.36 $36,110