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Pesticide Handlers and Sprayers, Vegetation

Job Information

Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation, or chemical application on trees, shrubs, lawns, or botanical crops. Usually requires specific training and State or Federal certification.


  • Most grounds maintenance workers need no formal education and are trained on the job; however, some workers may require formal education.
  • Occupational characteristics include full-time and part-time jobs, seasonal jobs, physically demanding work, and low earnings.
  • Job opportunities are expected to be good.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $29,980/yr ($14.99/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma