Pest Controller - Federal Salaries of 2022
Pay Rates for "Pest Controller"How much does a Pest Controller in the federal government get paid? $61,505.83* *Based on the 2022 average.
Pest Controller was the 377th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 92 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.
In 2022, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Pest Controlling, with an average salary of $61,548.
Government Pest Controlling jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Pest Controlling job is FWS-7, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-10. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This standard is used to grade nonsupervisory work involved in the control and prevention of insect pests (roaches, ants, etc.), vertebrate pests (rodents, birds, etc.), and plant pests such as weeds, plant diseases, and fungi. Pest controllers make visual inspections for pests or evidence of their presence, mix and apply pesticides, and accomplish specialized pest control procedures in accordance with product label directions, handbooks, training texts, and regulatory requirements. The work may be performed in urban, rural, industrial, residential, and institutional settings, both in and around buildings, as well as in open fields, and aquatic, marshy, and forested areas.
Agencies that have hired a Pest Controller
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Veterans Health Administration||63||$61,548.49|
|National Park Service||21||$58,401.19|
|Agricultural Research Service||3||$63,959.67|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||2||$57,935.00|
|Federal Emergency Management Agency||1||$74,193.00|
Pest Controller Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Pest Controller is $61,505.83. The highest paid Pest Controller made $107,521 in 2022.
Common Pest Controller Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Pest Controlling Employees|
|WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System||87|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||2|
|WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System||2|
|WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$10.20 to $26.59 / hour at paygrade FWS-7|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$11.60 to $32.52 / hour at paygrade FWS-10|
|Occupation Family:||PLANT AND ANIMAL WORK FAMILY|
Other Jobs at the FWS-7 Paygrade
FWS-7 is the starting paygrade for Pest Controlling jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-7 paygrade.
|Occupation||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Motor Vehicle Operating||FWS-4||FWS-8|
|Offset Press Operating||FWS-7||FWS-11|
Average Pest Controlling Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022
In 2004, the average pay for a Pest Controller was $43,047. Since then, the average pay has increased to $61,506 in 2022.
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