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Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators


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

Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators mix or apply chemicals like pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides. They may use sprays, dusts, or chemical applicators on trees, lawns, or crops. State or federal certification is often required for this career.

Wages $16.40 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Poor
Education & Training High School or less is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
On the Job Work Activities
Career Pathways Plant Systems
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