Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation Career

Job Description: Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation, or chemical application on trees, shrubs, lawns, or botanical crops. Usually requires specific training and State or Federal certification.


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Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$35,720

Median Hourly Wage

$17.17*

Total Employed Nationally

25,230


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.