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 $15.09 per hour nationwide. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $4K, respectively — total cash payment to Vegetation Pesticide Handlers can bottom out near $25K or peak near $51K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Vegetation Pesticide Handlers report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than one-half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a little over a half and dental insurance is reported by roughly a third. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,215 - $53,789
$24K
$38K
$54K
MEDIAN: $38,112
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$11.75 - $19.45
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$0$53K
Salary $24,215 - $53,789
Bonus $302.01 - $7,946
Profit Sharing $973 - $3,915
Commission $152.60
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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$25,323 - $50,534
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 99
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $11.75 - $19.45
Overtime $17.08 - $27.24
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $302.01 - $7,946
Commission $152.60
Profit Sharing $973 - $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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$25,323 - $50,534
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 387

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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.

Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation?

Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation in Humble:
"Love it."
Pros:
Cons: No holiday pay..hard work in sun..long hours.

Key Stats for Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

Late-Career
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$36,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 46%
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