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Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation Salary

Men make up the majority of Vegetation Pesticide Handlers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $13.20 per hour. Total cash compensation to Vegetation Pesticide Handlers approaches anywhere from $23K on the lower end to $46K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $1K from profit sharing. Work is enjoyable for Vegetation Pesticide Handlers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — more than two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than a third. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$24,427 - $52,988
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$53K
MEDIAN: $35,331
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$10.16 - $17.54
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$10
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,427 - $52,988  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $1,468  
Commission
$350.00 - $2,250  
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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$23,115 - $46,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $17.54  
   
Overtime
$14.84 - $26.08  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
   
Commission
$350.00 - $2,250  
Profit Sharing
$306.39 - $1,468  
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).
)
$23,115 - $46,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 294
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Job Description for Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation

The main objective of a pesticide handler, sprayer, and applicator (vegetation) is to mix and apply pesticides on vegetation and foliage including lawns, crops, trees, shrubs, and/or other plants. They also apply herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides to foliage and vegetation. Most of the time, these professionals apply these chemicals using a spray system, but they may also use other application methods such as crop dusting and vapor and soil infusions.

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Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation Tasks

  • Ensure eradication and proper removal of target pest population.
  • Adhere to local and federal regulations regarding pesticide storage, application, and disposal.
  • Apply pesticide solutions to residential or corporate landscapes, wild vegetation, or agricultural crops.
  • Maintain, clean, and repair pest management supplies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation

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


For Vegetation Pesticide Handlers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $30K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $34K. On average, Vegetation Pesticide Handlers make $39K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Experience Affects Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 42%