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

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 29 29 0 1 3 4
United States 35700 38200 0.0 1500 3300 5000
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
United States 18.81 12.30 14.64 17.61 20.94 26.94

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.