How Much Does a Pest Control Tech Make?

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How Much Does a Pest Control Tech Make?
Pest control tech wages vary largely according to industry. (ants image by Irina Surikova from

Whether they are employed for services in a residential or commercial setting, pest control workers work toward the same result of eliminating and controlling pests. The difference, however, comes in what they may earn according to the industry and state in which they are employed.

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Average Annual Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a pest control worker is £19,766 as of May 2009.


The pay for a pest control technician varies according to the industry in which he is employed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked the federal executive branch of the government as the highest-paying industry, offering £32,519, and facilities support services as the lowest-paying industry, offering £23,257. Additional areas of employment for pest control techs include amusement parks and arcades, where the average salary was £25,512 as of May 2009 and colleges and universities, which paid an average of £24,004.


In May 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics also ranked the top-paying states for pest control workers. Wyoming was the lowest-paying state, offering £25,025, whereas the District of Columbia paid the most, offering £27,508.

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