Pest Control Workers (37-2021)

Occupation description:  Apply or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill or remove pests and vermin that infest buildings and surrounding areas.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 5864 10.32 69
United States 78,90085,400 8.23,200 7,80011,650

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 17.6010.8913.25 16.5221.1026.48

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
7915 19.027.9 20.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation16
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation10
UI claimants previously working in occupation6
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 28
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 9.3

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry

 Degree
Alaska Petroleum Academy   (Kenai)
Confined Space Entry (8 Hours)
Confined Space Rescue (16 Hours)

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Permit Required Confined Space Entry - S01
Permit Required Confined Space Entry and Fire Watch - S01a
Permit Required Confined Space Rescue - S02

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry (OSHA and NSTC Offered)
Confined Space Rescue (OSHA)
Respiratory Protection

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Procedures Certificate

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Confined Space Entry/011

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry Certificate

 Degree
University of Alaska, Mining and Petroleum Training Service   (Soldotna)
Confined Space Entry