Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for exterminators in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 4,733 exterminators currently employed in the United States.
  • 7.2% of all exterminators are women, while 92.8% are men.
  • The average age of an employed exterminator is 39 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of exterminators is White (59.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (21.3%), Black or African American (11.2%) and Unknown (4.8%).
  • In 2021, women earned 80% of what men earned.
  • 5% of all exterminators are LGBT.
  • Exterminators are 82% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Exterminator Statistics By Gender

7.2% of exterminators are women and 92.8% of exterminators are men.

  • Male, 92.8%
  • Female, 7.2%

Exterminators By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male92.8%
Female7.2%

Gender Pay Gap For Exterminator

Women Earn 80¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$41,062
female-income
Female Income
$32,775

Exterminator Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the exterminator position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Exterminator Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201095.24%4.76%
201195.39%4.61%
201293.71%6.29%
201394.41%5.59%
201492.50%7.50%
201593.30%6.70%
201694.96%5.04%
201795.35%4.65%
201892.71%7.29%
201994.64%5.36%
202092.05%7.95%
202192.78%7.22%

Exterminator Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, duct cleaner and floor polisher have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Maid Supervisor6%94%
Maid Housekeeper9%91%
Chambermaid9%91%
Exterminator93%7%
Rug Cleaner97%3%
Floor Polisher97%3%
Duct Cleaner97%3%
Male
Female

Exterminator Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among exterminators is White, which makes up 59.8% of all exterminators. Comparatively, there are 21.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.2% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 59.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 21.3%
  • Black or African American, 11.2%
  • Unknown, 4.8%
  • Asian, 2.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.9%

Exterminator Race

Exterminator RacePercentages
White59.8%
Hispanic or Latino21.3%
Black or African American11.2%
Unknown4.8%
Asian2.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.9%

Exterminator Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among exterminators.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Exterminator Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201063.94%12.23%0.89%19.70%
201163.30%11.02%3.50%19.35%
201264.22%11.93%2.53%19.21%
201368.13%10.83%0.90%18.49%
201464.34%11.95%1.41%19.71%
201564.25%10.90%2.13%19.77%
201666.35%11.38%1.93%17.18%
201764.59%11.10%1.95%20.43%
201864.78%11.33%1.73%19.46%
201965.73%11.26%1.34%19.30%
202060.37%11.88%2.31%21.38%
202159.81%11.19%2.04%21.30%

Exterminator Wage Gap By Race

Asian exterminators have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White exterminators have the lowest average salary at $39,470.
$45,000
$44,000
$43,000
$42,000
$41,000
$40,000
$39,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$39,700
White$39,470
Black or African American$39,716
Asian$43,662
Hispanic or Latino$42,964

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Average Age of an Exterminator

We determined the average age of exterminators based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Exterminator Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown34
White3833
Black or African American37
Hispanic or Latino38

Exterminator Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of exterminator employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of exterminators is 40+ years old, which represents 45% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Exterminator Age

Exterminator YearsPercentages
40+ years45%
30-40 years34%
20-30 years21%

Types of Exterminator Degree Levels

The most common degree for exterminators is high school diploma 52% of exterminators earn that degree. A close second is diploma with 15% and rounding it off is associate degree with 13%.

  • High School Diploma, 52%
  • Diploma, 15%
  • Associate, 13%
  • Bachelors, 13%
  • Other Degrees, 7%

Exterminators By Education

Exterminator DegreePercentages
High School Diploma52%
Diploma15%
Associate13%
Bachelors13%
Other Degrees7%

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Exterminator Wage Gap By Education

Exterminators with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $50,075 annually. With a Associate degree, exterminators earn a median annual income of $41,353 compared to $41,154 for exterminators with an High School Diploma degree.
$52,000
$50,000
$48,000
$46,000
$44,000
$42,000
$40,000
High School Diploma or Less
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$41,154
Bachelor's Degree$50,075
Some College/ Associate Degree$41,353

Exterminator Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where exterminators work. We found most exterminators work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most exterminators is the manufacturing industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire exterminators.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Exterminator Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees12%
50 - 100 employees22%
100 - 500 employees32%
500 - 1,000 employees10%
1,000 - 10,000 employees14%
> 10,000 employees11%

The Types Of Companies Exterminator Work In

Employees with the exterminator job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most exterminators prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Exterminator Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education5%
Public8%
Private82%
Government5%

Top Industries Hiring Exterminators

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ exterminators. Those industries include manufacturing, professional and technology.

Manufacturing

Professional

Technology

Construction

Start-up

Exterminator Turnover And Employment Statistics

Exterminator Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of exterminators changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Exterminator Unemployment Rate By Year

YearExterminator Unemployment Rate
20107.79%
20118.39%
20125.88%
20137.01%
20144.52%
20154.16%
20164.26%
20173.25%
20182.68%
20193.62%
20206.55%
20216.42%

The Average Number of Years That Exterminator Stay in a Job

By looking over 814 exterminators resumes, we figured out that the average exterminator enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Exterminator Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year25%
1-2 years35%
3-4 years14%
5-7 years13%
8-10 years4%
11+ years8%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Exterminators with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to exterminators.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Landscape Foreman2.17%13,732
Trimmer3.47%2,023
Room Attendant4.45%101,637
Exterminator4.84%-
Metal Cleaner4.88%44,434
Spray Technician5.27%30,432
Housekeeping Assistant Manager7.41%80,622

Exterminator LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Landscape Foreman2.17%13,732
Trimmer3.47%2,023
Room Attendant4.45%101,637
Metal Cleaner4.88%44,434
Spray Technician5.27%30,432
Housekeeping Assistant Manager7.41%80,622

Foreign Languages Spoken By Exterminators

  • Spanish, 93.8%
  • Cheyenne, 6.3%

Exterminator Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish93.8%
Cheyenne6.3%

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Which State Has The Most Exterminators?

By looking through more than 814 resumes, we found that the most popular places for exterminators are New York, NY and Chicago, IL.

Number of Exterminators

Number Of Exterminator Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1Florida182$36,335
2Georgia150$30,577
3Texas100$37,599
4California82$41,033
5South Carolina55$31,838
6Alabama47$30,628
7North Carolina46$34,040
8New Jersey41$42,013
9Tennessee40$33,571
10Illinois32$36,568
11Wisconsin30$34,327
12Virginia29$41,841
13Missouri27$33,612
14Pennsylvania25$49,507
15Arkansas24$35,396
16Oklahoma22$31,563
17Mississippi21$32,067
18Louisiana21$31,642
19New York18$44,593
20Ohio17$38,048
21Kansas14$29,591
22Arizona13$37,404
23Minnesota12$39,839
24Colorado12$38,006
25Michigan10$40,108
26Indiana10$36,240
27Utah10$33,480
28Kentucky10$33,525
29Hawaii9$36,600
30Oregon9$36,548
31Washington8$36,832
32Maryland7$42,860
33Nevada6$44,323
34Massachusetts6$47,619
35District of Columbia5$41,338
36West Virginia4$35,584
37Montana4$35,651
38Connecticut3$40,955
39Idaho3$28,856
40New Hampshire2$48,038
41Delaware2$43,345
42Rhode Island2$41,943
43Nebraska2$41,028
44Iowa2$36,751
45Vermont1$45,068
46North Dakota1$39,681
47New Mexico1$36,728
48Alaska0$50,462
49Maine0$43,054
50South Dakota0$36,705
51Wyoming0$34,753

Exterminator Demographics FAQs

How Many Exterminator Are There In The Us?

There are over 4,733 Exterminators in the United States.

What Percentage Of Exterminators Are Black?

11.2% of Exterminators are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Exterminators?

Most an are White, with 59.8% of Exterminators belonging to this ethnicity. 21.3% of Exterminators are Hispanic or Latino, 11.2% of Exterminators are Black or African American, 4.8% of Exterminators are Unknown, 2.0% of Exterminators are Asian, and 0.9% of Exterminators are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Exterminator Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Exterminator jobs are male - dominated. 92% of Exterminators are male, and 7% are female, so there are more male Exterminators than female Exterminators in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Exterminator?

The average Exterminator is 40 years old. 45% of Exterminators are 40+ years old or older, 34% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 21% are between 20-30 years old

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