Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (37-3012)

Occupation description:  Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation, or chemical application on trees, shrubs, lawns, or botanical crops. Usually requires specific training and State or Federal certification. Excludes Commercial Pilots (53-2012) who dust or spray crops from aircraft.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 36,40037,800 3.8140 660790

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 17.1711.1213.34 16.2219.5224.53

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
243 12.533.3 23.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation9
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation4
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 10
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Alaska Licensing Information


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
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Respiratory Protection (NSTC and OSHA Offered)

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Hazard Communication