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Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation

Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation, or chemical application on trees, shrubs, lawns, or botanical crops.

Salary Breakdown

Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation

Average

$31,000

ANNUAL

Entry Level

$25,000

ANNUAL

Mid Level

$32,500

ANNUAL

Expert Level

$40,000

ANNUAL


Projected Jobs

Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation

1,350

Projected job openings through 2028


Top Expected Tasks

Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

KNOWLEDGE

Biology

KNOWLEDGE

Production and Processing

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Administration and Management

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Speaking

SKILL

Critical Thinking

SKILL

Time Management

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

ABILITY

Near Vision

ABILITY

Arm-Hand Steadiness

ABILITY

Control Precision

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity


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