Pest control workers

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Total Workforce

81.3k

Average Age

41.2

Average Salary

$36,873

Average Male Salary

$37,330

Average Female Salary

$26,407

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Pest control workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Services to buildings & dwellings (except cleaning during construction & immediately after construction) is the industry that employs the most Pest control workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Pest control workers, by average wage, is Services to buildings & dwellings (except cleaning during construction & immediately after construction). Pest control workers are paid most in Maury, Bedford & Marshall Counties PUMA, TN but are relatively concentrated in Hawaii County PUMA, HI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$36,873

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,747

In 2018, Pest control workers earned an average of $36,873, $17,015 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders make somewhat more than Pest control workers while Chefs & head cooks make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Pest control workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.281

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Pest control workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.281, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Pest control workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Pest control workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Pest control workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Pest control workers.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

81.3k

2018 Workforce

± 6,997

-1.66%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 12.3%

The number of people employed as Pest control workers has been declining at a rate of -1.66%, from 82,638 people in 2017 to 81,266 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Pest control workers employed by various industries. Services to buildings & dwellings (except cleaning during construction & immediately after construction) employs the largest share of Pest control workers at  94.1%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 0.797% and Landscaping services with 0.62%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Pest control workers in the US. The average age of male Pest control workers in the workforce is 41.3 and of female Pest control workers is 38.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Pest control workers is White.

Gender Composition

77.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,849

3.4k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,431

95.8% of Pest control workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Pest control workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Pest control workers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

78% of Pest control workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.8% of Pest control workers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Pest control workers.

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Age by Gender

41.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.23

38.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.43

The median age of Pest control workers is 41.2, and Male employees are generally 2.42 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Pest control workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Pest control workers is Business but a relatively high number of Pest control workers hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Pest control workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pest control workers need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Active Listening, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Pest control workers need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Science, and Equipment Selection.

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