Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

37-2021 Pest Control Workers

Apply or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill or remove pests and vermin that infest buildings and surrounding areas.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
67,640 1.7 % $15.80 $32,850 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.67 $12.01 $14.74 $18.47 $23.37
Annual Wage (2) $20,100 $24,990 $30,660 $38,420 $48,600


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 64,330 3.27 $15.72 $32,690
Local Government (OES Designation) 940 0.02 $17.62 $36,650
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 340 0.03 $15.27 $31,750
Employment Services 270 0.01 $15.42 $32,080
Management of Companies and Enterprises 260 0.01 $14.55 $30,270

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 64,330 3.27 $15.72 $32,690
Grain and Oilseed Milling 110 0.18 $16.93 $35,210
Facilities Support Services 50 0.04 $21.02 $43,730
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 340 0.03 $15.27 $31,750
Local Government (OES Designation) 940 0.02 $17.62 $36,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 230 0.01 $25.54 $53,120
State Government (OES Designation) 80 (7) $21.58 $44,890
Facilities Support Services 50 0.04 $21.02 $43,730
Building Equipment Contractors 30 (7) $19.41 $40,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 130 (7) $18.48 $38,430


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 9,130 1.19 2.38 $14.75 $30,680
California 9,050 0.60 1.20 $16.29 $33,890
Texas 5,230 0.47 0.93 $15.63 $32,510
Georgia 3,650 0.92 1.83 $15.94 $33,150
North Carolina 3,030 0.75 1.50 $15.48 $32,200




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 740 1.21 2.41 $17.92 $37,270
Florida 9,130 1.19 2.38 $14.75 $30,680
Alabama 2,030 1.09 2.18 $12.83 $26,680
South Carolina 1,900 1.01 2.03 $15.01 $31,220
Georgia 3,650 0.92 1.83 $15.94 $33,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 50 0.18 0.35 $22.25 $46,270
District of Columbia 40 0.06 0.11 $22.13 $46,020
Massachusetts 1,050 0.32 0.63 $20.51 $42,670
Washington 710 0.24 0.49 $19.98 $41,560
South Dakota 60 0.14 0.28 $19.28 $40,100





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,260 0.56 1.11 $15.26 $31,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,060 0.86 1.72 $16.63 $34,600
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,790 0.33 0.66 $15.52 $32,280
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,640 1.52 3.04 $14.28 $29,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,310 0.72 1.43 $14.94 $31,080
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,250 0.44 0.88 $15.64 $32,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,190 0.95 1.90 $13.55 $28,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.48 0.96 $15.94 $33,160
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,070 0.29 0.57 $19.16 $39,840
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,040 0.79 1.58 $18.77 $39,050




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Punta Gorda, FL 120 2.80 5.59 $14.04 $29,210
Port St. Lucie, FL 360 2.80 5.58 $16.22 $33,740
Ocala, FL 250 2.69 5.38 $13.72 $28,540
Lake Havasu City - Kingman, AZ 90 2.05 4.09 $12.10 $25,160
Chico, CA 140 1.94 3.88 $17.36 $36,100
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 290 1.87 3.73 $13.89 $28,900
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 140 1.81 3.62 $15.58 $32,410
Dothan, AL 90 1.69 3.37 $12.18 $25,340
Wilmington, NC 230 1.61 3.22 $13.79 $28,680
Jacksonville, NC 70 1.61 3.22 $16.71 $34,760