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Exterminators earned a median salary of $30,060 in 2012, with the highest-paid exterminators making $47,770 and the lowest-paid exterminators making $19,540 a year. The highest-paying exterminator jobs are found in Grand Junction, Colo., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Seattle.

Job Salary Year
2004 $27,730.00
2006 $29,280.00
2008 $30,900.00
2010 $32,280.00
2012 $32,190.00

Average Exterminator Pay vs. All Social Services Jobs

With an average salary of $32,190 in 2012, pest control workers are paid less than some social services jobs, such as maintenance and repair workers ($37,190) and garbage collectors ($35,230), but they earn more than waiters and waitresses ($20,710), and janitors ($24,850).

Job Name Salary
Maintenance and Repair Worker $35,210.00
Garbage Collector $32,930.00
Exterminator $30,060.00
Janitor $22,320.00
Waiter and Waitress $18,540.00

Best Paying Cities for Exterminators

The highest paid in the exterminator profession work in the metropolitan areas of Grand Junction, Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Seattle. The Redding, California area also pays well, as does the city of Boston.

Grand Junction, Colorado

Average Salary: $48,400 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an exterminator working in Grand Junction, Colorado is $48,400, which is $18,340 more than the average pay in the profession.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Average Salary: $47,820 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an exterminator working in Colorado Springs, Colorado is $47,820, which is $17,760 more than the average pay in the profession.

Seattle

Average Salary: $46,420 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an exterminator working in Seattle is $46,420, which is $16,360 more than the average pay in the profession.

Redding, California

Average Salary: $44,850 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an exterminator working in Redding, California is $44,850, which is $14,790 more than the average pay in the profession.

Boston

Average Salary: $43,240 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of an exterminator working in Boston is $43,240, which is $13,180 more than the average pay in the profession.

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