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|
|Virgin Islands, U.S.||50|
|District of Columbia||40|