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Pesticide Applicators in Washington

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

24.7% Jobs Projection
$35,870 Median Salary
230 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Pesticide Applicators Work in Washington?

In 2018, there were 710 Pesticide Applicators working in the state.

There were 760 Pesticide Applicators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Pesticide Applicators in WA Employment Trend

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

Pesticide Applicators in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Pesticide Applicators in this state are growing at a rate of 24.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.9%.

Job Projections for Pesticide Applicators: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 230 annual job openings, and a total of 1,820 jobs for Washington Pesticide Applicators in 2026.

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

What do Pesticide Applicators Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Pesticide Applicators ranged from $26,060 to $50,440 with $35,870 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.53 to $24.25. The median hourly rate was $17.25.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $17.52 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.27.

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

Pesticide Applicators Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington 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
Kennewick-Richland, WA 60 $32,930
Yakima, WA 50 $31,000

Top States for Pesticide Applicators Employment

View the list below to see 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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Occupation WA Employment Total
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 19,100


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