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Pesticide Applicators in California

Is California a good place for you to work as a Pesticide Applicator?

7.5% Jobs Projection
$40,630 Median Salary
690 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Pesticide Applicators in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Pesticide Applicators in California is growing faster than average.

  • Pesticide Applicators in California earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Pesticide Applicators Work in California?

There were approximately 2,260 workers employed as Pesticide Applicators in this state in 2018.

There were 2,720 Pesticide Applicators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 460 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Pesticide Applicators in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 440 Pesticide Applicators working in it, which means California has more Pesticide Applicators than average.

Pesticide Applicators in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Pesticide Applicators in this state are growing at a rate of 7.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.9%.

Job Projections for Pesticide Applicators: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 690 annual job openings, and 5,700 total jobs in 2026 for Pesticide Applicators in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 5,000 annual jobs and 41,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Pesticide Applicators Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Pesticide Applicators ranged from $25,500 to $89,180 with $40,630 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.26 to $42.88. The median hourly rate was $19.53.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $20.87 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $1.34.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Pesticide Applicators Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Pesticide Applicators

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Pesticide Applicators.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 580 $60,010
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 270 $35,990
Bakersfield, CA 230 $30,190
Salinas, CA 120 $43,390
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 110 $69,850
Stockton-Lodi, CA 80 $60,430
Merced, CA 80 $44,680
Fresno, CA 60 $30,330
Chico, CA 50 $37,880
Redding, CA 40 $36,640
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 $35,690
Modesto, CA 40 $36,960
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 $40,030

Top States for Pesticide Applicators Employment

The table below shows the states where most Pesticide Applicators work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Florida 3,110 $30,930
California 2,260 $40,630
Illinois 1,650 $37,880
Iowa 1,270 $35,910
Indiana 1,050 $37,330
Texas 820 $34,070
Washington 710 $35,870
Pennsylvania 680 $35,900
Georgia 660 $36,280
Ohio 660 $32,020
Arizona 620 $37,030
New York 610 $36,680
Michigan 590 $33,510
Kansas 590 $33,070
Idaho 580 $0
Minnesota 580 $38,390
North Dakota 520 $37,990
South Dakota 510 $32,220
Wisconsin 470 $35,400
Colorado 460 $37,250

Below are the states where Pesticide Applicators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Vermont $56,080
Hawaii $42,810
Oregon $42,550
California $40,630
Maryland $40,350
Minnesota $38,390
New Hampshire $38,120
North Dakota $37,990
Illinois $37,880
Missouri $37,470

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