Pest control workers

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Total Workforce

82.6k

Average Age

41.3

Estimated Job Growth

8.24%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$36,450

Average Male Salary

$36,999

Average Female Salary

$24,511

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 Elementary & secondary schools. Pest control workers are paid most in Maury, Bedford & Marshall Counties PUMA, TN but are relatively concentrated in Maury, Bedford & Marshall Counties PUMA, TN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$36,450

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,024

In 2017, Pest control workers earned an average of $36,450, $15,615 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Carpet, floor, & tile installers & finishers make somewhat more than Pest control workers while Secretaries & administrative assistants 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

0.295

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Pest control workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.295, 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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Pest control workers, by average wage, are Elementary & secondary schools, Farming, and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges.

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Industries by Share

82.6k

2017 Workforce

± 7,056

11.2%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 11.2%

The number of people employed as Pest control workers has been growing at a rate of 11.2%, from 74,296 people in 2016 to 82,638 people in 2017.

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  94.6%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 1.17% and Farming with 0.761%.

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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 41.4 and of female Pest control workers is 37.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Pest control workers is White.

Gender Composition

79k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,899

3.64k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,480

95.6% 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

81.9% of Pest control workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.6% 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

41.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.18

37.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.89

The median age of Pest control workers is 41.3, and Male employees are generally 3.92 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 Agriculture.

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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Pest control workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Pest control workers are expected to see a growth of 8.24% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

8.24%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Pest control workers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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