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Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators

Apply chemicals to lawns or farm crops to kill weeds or pests.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Below the statewide median
$19.04 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Below statewide average
Growth rate:  5.1%    Read more about outlook

Education:

High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Inspect landscaping to determine treatment needs.
  • Clean equipment or supplies.
  • Plant greenery to improve landscape appearance.
  • Prepare chemicals for work application.
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Job Title Examples:

Tree Trimmer
Lawn Technician
Outside Maintenance Worker

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