Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 37-2021 Pest Control Workers
Spray or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill pests and vermin, such as mice, termites, and roaches, that infest buildings and surrounding areas.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Record work activities performed. Inspect premises to identify infestation source and extent of damage to property, wall, or roof porosity and access to infested locations. Recommend treatment and prevention methods for pest problems to clients. Spray or dust chemical solutions, powders, or gases into rooms, onto clothing, furnishings, or wood, or over marshlands, ditches, or catch basins. Clean work site after completion of job. Drive truck equipped with power spraying equipment. Measure area dimensions requiring treatment, calculate fumigant requirements, and estimate cost for service. Study preliminary reports or diagrams of infested area and determine treatment type required to eliminate and prevent recurrence of infestation. Direct or assist other workers in treatment or extermination processes to eliminate or control rodents, insects, or weeds.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $12.55   Entry $26,095.00
Mean $17.66   Mean $36,739.00
Experience $20.22 Experience $42,065.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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Occupational Videos
37-2021.00 Pest Control Workers