The Average Pay for a Pest Control Specialist in Florida

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    Highest-Concentration Cities

    • The top five metropolitan areas with the highest concentrations of pest control specialists in the United States were all found in Florida as of May 2009, explains the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Port St. Lucie was the fifth-highest, and pest control workers in the city made an average of $29,060 annually. Ranking at fourth with a yearly average salary of $26,110 was Cape Coral and Fort Myers, while Ocala ranked third and had a salary that averaged $27,060. The Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice area featured a salary of $27,960 per year and ranked second for concentration. Punta Gorda had the highest concentration, with a salary of $35,810 annually. Punta Gorda pest control workers were also the second-highest paid statewide.

    North

    • The metropolitan area comprised of Fort Walton, Crestview and Denton had the highest average salary for pest control specialists in northern Florida as of May 2009, reports the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Specialists in the cities made an average of $33,190 per year, while those in Pensacola, Ferry Pass and Brent averaged $29,070. Throughout the remainder of the region, pest control specialists averaged salaries that were 3 to 16 percent below the statewide average. The lowest-paying city for pest control workers in Florida was Panama City and Lynn Haven, where specialists earned an average of $24,350 annually.

    Central

    • The Central Florida community of Sebastien and Vero Beach featured the highest average annual salary for pest control workers statewide at $42,170 as of May 2009, reports the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. The cities also had the third-highest average annual pay rate among all major metropolitan areas in the United States. Salaries for pest control workers in Central Florida were typically at or above the state average. The only exception was the Deltona, Daytona Beach and Ormond area, where specialists made an average of $28,140 annually.

    South

    • Pest control specialists in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Boynton Beach enjoyed the highest average annual salary of those in South Florida at $32,900 per year as of May 2009, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Naples and Marco Island, specialists made an average of $32,860 per year, while those in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach averaged $30,670. The Miami, Miami Beach and Kendall area had the lowest average annual salary in the region at $25,800.

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