Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation, or chemical application on trees, shrubs, lawns, or crops. Usually requires specific training and state or federal certification.
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 27,600 people employed as pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation in the United States. The median annual salary is $38,270. Entry level employees earn approximately $28,820 per year and senior employees earn approximately $53,690 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.