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 $15.12 per hour. Total cash compensation to Vegetation Pesticide Handlers approaches anywhere from $25K on the lower end to $51K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $9K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Vegetation Pesticide Handlers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although more than two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, a little more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and roughly one in three get dental coverage, too. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$24,212 - $52,927
$24K
$39K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,684
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$11.84 - $19.47
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$0$52K
Salary $24,212 - $52,927
Bonus $276.84 - $7,946
Profit Sharing $1,017
Commission $625
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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$25,484 - $50,381
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 103
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $11.84 - $19.47
Overtime $17.64 - $27.62
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $276.84 - $7,946
Commission $625
Profit Sharing $1,017
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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$25,484 - $50,381
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 391

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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 107 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
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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 107 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 46%
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