Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
64,450 1.8 % $15.61 $32,480 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.51 $11.86 $14.58 $18.38 $23.16
Annual Wage (2) $19,790 $24,670 $30,330 $38,230 $48,170


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 61,020 3.23 $15.50 $32,240
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,010 0.02 $17.80 $37,030
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 470 0.04 $17.46 $36,320
Employment Services 250 0.01 $15.31 $31,850
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 240 0.01 $25.12 $52,240

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 61,020 3.23 $15.50 $32,240
Grain and Oilseed Milling 80 0.14 $14.39 $29,930
Animal Food Manufacturing 40 0.07 $17.17 $35,710
Facilities Support Services 60 0.04 $20.88 $43,430
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 470 0.04 $17.46 $36,320

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) 240 0.01 $25.12 $52,240
State Government (OES Designation) 80 (7) $21.04 $43,760
Facilities Support Services 60 0.04 $20.88 $43,430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $18.26 $37,980
Other Food Manufacturing 40 0.02 $18.10 $37,640


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 9,080 0.62 1.27 $15.96 $33,210
Florida 8,130 1.09 2.24 $14.93 $31,050
Texas 4,990 0.46 0.94 $14.52 $30,200
Georgia 3,390 0.87 1.80 $14.48 $30,120
North Carolina 2,930 0.74 1.53 $14.96 $31,110




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 8,130 1.09 2.24 $14.93 $31,050
Alabama 1,950 1.06 2.17 $12.97 $26,970
South Carolina 1,830 1.00 2.06 $14.52 $30,200
Hawaii 600 1.00 2.06 $17.33 $36,060
Georgia 3,390 0.87 1.80 $14.48 $30,120




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 40 0.06 0.13 $20.32 $42,260
South Dakota 60 0.15 0.31 $20.29 $42,210
New Jersey 1,390 0.36 0.75 $19.55 $40,670
Massachusetts 1,040 0.32 0.65 $19.48 $40,520
Washington 630 0.22 0.46 $19.37 $40,280





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,260 0.57 1.17 $15.12 $31,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,840 0.80 1.64 $14.42 $29,990
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,820 0.35 0.71 $18.51 $38,490
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,440 0.81 1.67 $15.36 $31,960
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,350 0.49 1.01 $12.77 $26,560
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,250 1.20 2.46 $14.49 $30,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.46 0.94 $19.35 $40,260
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,060 0.92 1.90 $13.80 $28,710
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.28 0.58 $17.82 $37,060
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,040 0.86 1.77 $15.03 $31,270




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)
Punta Gorda, FL 140 3.31 6.81 $15.37 $31,960
Port St. Lucie, FL 300 2.39 4.91 $14.20 $29,530
Ocala, FL 200 2.22 4.56 $13.82 $28,750
Lake Havasu City - Kingman, AZ 100 2.16 4.43 $14.11 $29,350
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 140 1.83 3.76 $17.09 $35,550
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 390 1.83 3.77 $14.55 $30,270
Palm Coast, FL 30 1.81 3.71 $12.69 $26,390
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 270 1.78 3.67 $15.25 $31,720
Jacksonville, NC 80 1.72 3.53 $15.42 $32,080
Chico, CA 120 1.69 3.47 $16.50 $34,330