Training & Education
- A high school diploma or GED is required, along with the appropriate combination of education and experience in the professional pest control industry.
- Branch managers must maintain all necessary licenses and certifications for operating a branch in their state/province, as well as a valid driver’s license.
A high school diploma or GED is required, along with the appropriate combination of education and experience in the professional pest control industry. You can typically become a branch manager after having acclimated to the industry as a technician and received the necessary training. Branch managers must maintain all necessary licenses and certifications for operating a branch in their state/province, as well as a valid driver’s license. A typical day may require branch managers to sit for extended periods of time, reach, walk, stand and kneel. Branch managers have fewer physical requirements in their typical workday than technicians, but there are always exceptions.
As branch manager, you are responsible for supervising the overall operations of all departments within a branch location, including sales, administration and pest control. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Overseeing all activities to ensure your company is adhering to industry best practices and company policy
- Skillfully pricing, scheduling and evaluating jobs
- Maintaining equipment and supply inventories
- Managing company finances
- Maintaining the company fleet and ensuring vehicles are always in safe and prime operational conditions
- Hiring, promoting, growing and, if necessary, terminating employees
*Disclaimer: Exact compensation and benefits packages are at the discretion of individual employers. Data is provided by the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and BLS.gov.
Pest Control branch manager Job Description
A branch manager is responsible for leading the pest control service center to ensure it is operating in line with the company’s vision, culture, and business plan. In this role, you must be able to recruit and hire qualified employees, develop and mentor staff, and oversee all branch operations.
A typical day as a pest control branch manager is generally performed within an office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate as a result of ringing phones, printers and copy machines and other standard office equipment. On occasion, some work in an outdoor environment may be necessary since you will be meeting with service and sales personnel in the field, as well as current and potential customers.
Pest Control Branch Manager Average Salary
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual wage for pest control General and Operations Managers is $103,380 and the average hourly wage is $49.70*
*Disclaimer: Exact compensation and benefits packages are at the discretion of individual employers.
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Pride & Professionalism
Pest pros are everyday heroes. The work they do touches millions of lives every day. In fact, public health officials attribute the quality of life we enjoy today to three things: better sanitation, better pharmaceuticals and medicine, and better pest control. Pest control professionals are not only protecting most people’s largest investment — their property — but their health as well. Learn more about working in this great industry!
Careers in Action: Rollins, Inc.
Interested in learning about what your career progression could look like in the professional pest control industry? This month's career spotlight profiles Chris, Vice President of Operational Support for Rollins, Inc. Chris started as a technician and is now a senior leader both at Rollins and in the pest control industry. Click to learn more about Chris' story.