Male Exterminators number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $13.64 per hour in the United States. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and nearly two in five receive dental plans. Most Exterminators are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average.

$23,350 - $51,204
(Median)
$23K
$38K
$51K
MEDIAN: $37,578
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$10.38 - $18.88
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$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,350 - $51,204  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
Commission
$900  
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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$23,120 - $49,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.38 - $18.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.40  
Overtime
$15.10 - $31.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,017  
   
Commission
$900  
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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$23,120 - $49,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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

  • 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.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $29K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $33K. Exterminators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $42K. Exterminators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Exterminator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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