$34,834
Avg. Salary
$14.71
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,020

Bonus

$1,017

Profit Sharing

$3,043

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Pest Control Technician is $14.71 per hour.

The average pay for a Pest Control Technician is $34,834 per year.

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$10.84
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$19.52
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$24k
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MEDIAN $34,834
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$0$52K
Salary $23,633 - $52,962
Bonus $207 - $10,040
Profit Sharing $102 - $14,681
Commission $305 - $14,753
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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$23,827 - $50,068
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 713
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.84 - $19.52
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $1.28
Overtime $15.00 - $29.52
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $207 - $10,040
Commission $305 - $14,753
Profit Sharing $102 - $14,681
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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$23,827 - $50,068
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 971

Job Description

Pest control technicians are responsible for deploying a variety of methods to eliminate pest problems for their clients. In addition, they manage a daily work schedule to ensure completion of required company objectives and follow strict health regulations to avoid contamination. Additionally, technicians perform control applications, follow up to measure effectiveness, and perform outside sales duties as requested. Pest control technicians also support office and field staff as needed, as well as work in a team setting with other technicians; however, technicians must be able to perform effectively on their own with minimal supervision.

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Pest Control Technician Tasks
  • Inspect home for evidence of rodents, insects and other pests.
  • Schedule and administrate regular pest-control visits, spraying exterior, checking traps, etc.
  • Develop one or more plans for pest removal and elimination.

Common Career Paths


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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Pest Control Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Pest Control Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 606 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pest Control Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 229 salaries. An experienced Pest Control Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 195 salaries. A Pest Control Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 49 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Pest Control Technician?

Pest Control Technician in Lynnwood:
"Worst career decision."
Pros: The company gave us gas cards and let's us park the work truck at home.
Cons: Scheduled out for more than 8 hours on a typical day. No control over the areas you work. Frequently having to correct customers about how our services work and what we legally can do. The territories you work can change without your requests being considered. Can be scheduled with too little drive time to make your next stop on time. The company doesn't want to pay employees for re-services. The office doesn't hold a back stock of products, so it's often that you could run out of supplies that you need. High stress to complete your day.

Pest Control Technician in Palm Springs:
"Hourly employment not worth it, ,mgmt."
Pros: Helping people in need. Building customer relationships.
Cons: Stress level, Management's unrealistic expectations.

Pest Control Technician in Orlando:
"Work."
Pros: Freedom. No boss in car with me.
Cons: Seeing how disgustingly dirty. Some humans are.

Pest Control Technician in LaFargeville:
"Fun people a lot of opportunities."
Pros: Company truck. Bonuses all the overtime I want. Constant raises. Great coworkers and supervisors.
Cons: Work slows down during winter.

Pest Control Technician in Arlington:
Know your chemical very important extremely important.

Pest Control Technician in Ontario:
"Horrible."
Pros: Freedom, company truck, freedom, vehicle.
Cons: Worthless wage, no home life. Customers are shit.

Pest Control Technician in Raleigh:
"A simple gig."
Pros: Minimal supervision and company vehicle.
Cons: Dirty Nasty Filthy People's houses.

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Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 297 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲32%

▲11%

▲8%

National Average
$34,000

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How Skills Affect Salaries


Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$34,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 297 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 42%