The average wage for a Pest Control Technician is $14.33 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$22,719 - $51,049
(Median)
$23K
$33K
$51K
MEDIAN: $33,405
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$10.25 - $18.84
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$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,719 - $51,049  
   
Bonus
$391.49 - $16,107  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$404.06 - $13,331  
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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$22,771 - $49,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 409
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $18.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$14.60 - $29.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$391.49 - $16,107  
   
Commission
$404.06 - $13,331  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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).
)
$22,771 - $49,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 527
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Job Description for Pest Control Technician

Pest control technicians are responsible for deploying a variety of methods to eliminate pest problems for their clients. In addition, they manage a daily work schedule to ensure completion of required company objectives and follow strict health regulations to avoid contamination. Additionally, technicians perform control applications, follow up to measure effectiveness, and perform outside sales duties as requested. Pest control technicians also support office and field staff as needed, as well as work in a team setting with other technicians; however, technicians must be able to perform effectively on their own with minimal supervision.

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Pest Control Technician 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 Pest Control Technician

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

Pest Control Technician Reviews

What is it like working as a Pest Control Technician?

Pest Control Technician in LaFargeville:
"Fun people a lot of opportunities."
Pros: Company truck. Bonuses all the overtime I want. Constant raises. Great coworkers and supervisors.
Cons: Work slows down during winter.

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Experience Affects Pest Control Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 16%


National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Pest Control Technician Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Sales
up arrow 3%

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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