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Pesticide Applicators in Kentucky

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Pesticide Applicators in Kentucky

Want to work in Kentucky as a Pesticide Applicator? Read this first!

4.0% Jobs Projection
$30,820 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Pesticide Applicators in Kentucky is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Pesticide Applicators Work in Kentucky?

200 people worked as Pesticide Applicators in 2018 in this state.

There were 230 Pesticide Applicators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Pesticide Applicators in KY Employment Trend

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

Pesticide Applicators in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Pesticide Applicators in this state are growing at a rate of 4.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.9%.

Job Projections for Pesticide Applicators: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 30 annual job openings, and 260 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 Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Pesticide Applicators ranged from $17,850 to $45,350 with $30,820 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.58 to $21.8. The median hourly rate was $14.82.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $14.22 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.60.

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

Pesticide Applicators Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky 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
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 40 $33,170

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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