Exterminator Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Exterminators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $14.48 per hour nationwide. Just over two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, over one-half report medical coverage and nearly one-third claim dental coverage as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$22,355 - $53,582
$22K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,714
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90%

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$11.40 - $20.80
$11
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$21
MEDIAN: $14.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,355 - $53,582  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
Commission
$1,500  
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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$23,300 - $51,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.40 - $20.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$15.21 - $35.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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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$23,300 - $51,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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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.

Key Stats for Exterminator

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Exterminator Salaries

Experienced
▲24%

Late-Career
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 42%