Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Vegetation Pesticide Handlers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $14.66 per hour nationwide. In the world of Vegetation Pesticide Handlers, total cash compensation can vary between $24K and $50K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $4K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. For the most part, Vegetation Pesticide Handlers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,443 - $52,304
$22K
$38K
$52K
MEDIAN: $37,901
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50%
90%

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$11.29 - $19.19
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,443 - $52,304  
   
Bonus
$299.00 - $7,525  
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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$24,464 - $49,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.29 - $19.19  
   
Overtime
$16.84 - $26.80  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$299.00 - $7,525  
   
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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$24,464 - $49,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 362

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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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $32K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $38K. On average, Vegetation Pesticide Handlers make $39K following one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Vegetation Pesticide Handlers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $38K.

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Key Stats for Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲9%

Late-Career
▲8%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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