Pest control workers

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2019 Workforce
82.2k
Average Age
39.4
Estimated Job Growth
8.45%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$36,570
Average Male Salary
$36,943
Average Female Salary
$28,398

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 Maury, Bedford & Marshall Counties PUMA, TN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$36,570
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,822

In 2019, Pest control workers earned an average of $36,570, $18,954 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing make somewhat more than Pest control workers while Musicians and singers 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

0.275
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Pest control workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.275, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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Spatial Concentration

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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Pest control workers, by number of employees, are Services to buildings & dwellings (except cleaning during construction & immediately after construction), Landscaping services, and Farming.

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Industries by Share

82.2k
2019 Workforce
± 7,036
1.12%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 12%

The number of people employed as Pest control workers has been growing at a rate of 1.12%, from 81,266 people in 2018 to 82,177 people in 2019.

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  92.1%, followed by Landscaping services with 1.21% and Farming with 0.333%.

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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 39.5 and of female Pest control workers is 36.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Pest control workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

78.6k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,881
3.59k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,470

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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

70% of Pest control workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.2% of Pest control workers, White (Hispanic) 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

39.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.22
36.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.38

The median age of Pest control workers is 39.4, and Male employees are generally 3.36 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 Writing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Pest control workers need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Science, and Management of Material Resources.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Pest Control Workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Pest Control Workers are expected to see a growth of 8.45% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

8.45%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Pest Control Workers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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