Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
Salary Median (2020)
Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)
+8.3% (as fast as the average)
Most Common Level of Education
High school diploma or equivalent
What Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation Do
Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation, or chemical application on trees, shrubs, lawns, or crops. Usually requires specific training and state or federal certification.
Other Job Titles Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation May Have
Chemical Applicator, Integrated Pest Management Technician (IPM Technician), Lawn Specialist, Lawn Technician, Licensed Pesticide Applicator, Pest Control Technician, Pesticide Applicator, Spray Applicator, Spray Technician, Tree and Shrub Technician
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Mix pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides for application to trees, shrubs, lawns, or botanical crops.
Fill sprayer tanks with water and chemicals, according to formulas.
Lift, push, and swing nozzles, hoses, and tubes to direct spray over designated areas.
Identify lawn or plant diseases to determine the appropriate course of treatment.
Cover areas to specified depths with pesticides, applying knowledge of weather conditions, droplet sizes, elevation-to-distance ratios, and obstructions.
Level of Education Attained by Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
Most common level of education among people in this career: High school diploma or equivalent (31%)
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