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 $14.85 per hour. In the world of Vegetation Pesticide Handlers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $4K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $25K and $50K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and more than a third have dental, too. For the most part, Vegetation Pesticide Handlers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$22,493 - $53,261
$22K
$38K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,008
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$11.51 - $19.17
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MEDIAN: $14.85
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,493 - $53,261  
   
Bonus
$280.85 - $7,550  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $3,915  
Commission
$825  
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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$24,974 - $50,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.51 - $19.17  
   
Overtime
$16.78 - $27.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$280.85 - $7,550  
   
Commission
$825  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $3,915  
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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$24,974 - $50,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 355

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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

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

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

Pay by Experience for a Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation has a positive trend. An entry-level Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 261 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 149 salaries. An experienced Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 85 salaries. A Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 29 salaries.

Key Stats for Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation Salaries

Experienced
▲15%

Late-Career
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$35,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 43%