There are currently an estimated 78,900 exterminators in the United States. The exterminator job market is expected to grow by 8.2% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are exterminators?

CareerExplorer rates exterminators with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 16,000 exterminators. That number is based on 6,500 additional exterminators, and the retirement of 9,500 existing exterminators.

Are exterminators in demand?

As more people attempt to get rid of pests on their own, the demand for exterminators is projected to be stagnant. However, due to the small number of people who work as exterminators, the limited number interested in the field, and the need to replace retirees and others who leave it, the prospects for applicants remain relatively favourable.

What’s the supply of exterminators?

The exterminator industry is concentrated in California, Florida, Texas

Exterminator job market by state

State Name Employed Exterminators
California 10,030
Florida 10,020
Texas 6,680
Georgia 4,320
North Carolina 3,560
New York 2,990
Virginia 2,410
Tennessee 2,190
Alabama 2,130
South Carolina 2,100
Arizona 2,030
Pennsylvania 1,870
Ohio 1,720
Louisiana 1,670
Illinois 1,570
New Jersey 1,380
Maryland 1,360
Missouri 1,230
Massachusetts 1,210
Arkansas 1,130
Indiana 1,080
Washington 1,030
Michigan 960
Oklahoma 870
Kentucky 860
Mississippi 860
Kansas 750
Colorado 690
Hawaii 600
Nevada 560
Wisconsin 550
Minnesota 520
Utah 500
Puerto Rico 460
Connecticut 440
Iowa 440
Oregon 410
New Mexico 350
West Virginia 290
New Hampshire 270
Nebraska 270
Delaware 250
Rhode Island 220
Idaho 210
Maine 200
Vermont 80
Montana 70
South Dakota 60
Wyoming 50
Virgin Islands 50
District of Columbia 40
Guam 40