Exterminator Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Exterminators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $14.79 per hour nationwide. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and nearly one-third receive dental plans. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$23,725 - $54,926
$24K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $40,408
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$11.24 - $20.64
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$0$54K
Salary $23,725 - $54,926
Bonus $1,200
Profit Sharing $450.00
Commission $1,500
Total Pay (?
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$23,842 - $52,534
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $11.24 - $20.64
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $14.54 - $35.88
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $1,200
Commission $1,500
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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$23,842 - $52,534
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 64

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Job Description for Exterminator

Exterminators are responsible for getting rid of pests in homes, such as bed bugs, spiders, rodents, cockroaches, and termites. Strong customer service skills are beneficial in this position for interacting directly with clients, and they typically perform inspections to determine the statuses of infestations and then advise homeowners of what treatments may be necessary and how much they will cost.

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Exterminator Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Exterminator

Pay by Experience for an Exterminator has a positive trend. An entry-level Exterminator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 66 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Exterminator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Exterminator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 35 salaries. An Exterminator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 9 salaries.

Exterminator Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Exterminator?

Exterminator in Greer:
"How to handle employees."
Always follow labeling and wear proper protection.

Exterminator in Placentia:
"Pest control."
Pros: I get to pick my own hours.
Cons: Repetitive.

Key Stats for Exterminator

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Exterminator Salaries

Experienced
▲23%

Late-Career
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 42%
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