The median annual wage of pest control workers was $30,340 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half of the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,340, and the top 10 percent earned more than $46,930.
In May 2010, median annual wages in industries employing the largest numbers of pest control workers were as follows:
|Federal executive branch||$55,890|
|Elementary and secondary schools||39,530|
|Services to buildings and dwellings||37,580|
Most pest control workers are employed full time. Working evenings and weekends is common.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition