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Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation Salary

A sizeable majority of Vegetation Pesticide Handlers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $13.39 per hour. Just over two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and over a third claim dental coverage as well. Most Vegetation Pesticide Handlers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,073 - $50,022
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,495
10%
50%
90%

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$10.19 - $17.93
(Median)
$10
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,073 - $50,022  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,076  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $950  
Commission
$101.37 - $9,863  
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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$23,037 - $46,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.19 - $17.93  
   
Overtime
$14.83 - $26.21  
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.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,076  
   
Commission
$101.37 - $9,863  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $950  
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).
)
$23,037 - $46,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 314

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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.


Vegetation Pesticide Handlers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $30K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $34K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $37K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Pesticide Handler / Sprayer / Applicator, Vegetation Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 44%
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