Exterminator Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Exterminators earn an average of $12.93 per hour. While close to a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and just over two-fifths have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,523 - $48,980
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,005
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50%
90%

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$9.85 - $17.95
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,523 - $48,980  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,233  
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,203 - $46,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $17.95  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.94  
Overtime
$14.70 - $26.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,233  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$21,203 - $46,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Job Description for Exterminator

  • Develop one or more plans for pest removal and elimination.
  • Schedule and administrate regular pest-control visits, spraying exterior, checking traps, etc.
  • Inspect home for evidence of rodents, insects and other pests.

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Pay by Experience Level for Exterminator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $28K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $36K. Exterminators see a median salary of $39K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $38K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Exterminator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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