A sizeable majority of Vegetation Pesticide Handlers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $14.55 per hour. The final incomes of Vegetation Pesticide Handlers generally vary between $24K and $49K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $8K, $4K, and $8K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although more than half have medical coverage and more than a third have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all.

$23,027 - $53,506
(Median)
$23K
$38K
$54K
MEDIAN: $38,006
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$11.18 - $18.94
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$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,027 - $53,506  
   
Bonus
$202.73 - $7,891  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $3,878  
Commission
$60.40 - $7,946  
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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$24,414 - $49,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.18 - $18.94  
   
Overtime
$16.66 - $26.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$202.73 - $7,891  
   
Commission
$60.40 - $7,946  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $3,878  
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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$24,414 - $49,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 350
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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $32K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $38K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $39K in this role. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $37K.

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Experience Affects Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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