Pest Control Route Manager

Route Manager Salary:
Annual: $133,390

Are you the dynamic and responsible one in your group of friends? Do you enjoy traveling, meeting new people and have great organizational and people skills? If so, a pest control route manager job might be the perfect fit for you.

Education & Training

Pest control route managers must have a high school diploma or GED. It’s also helpful to have a stable job history with 3-5 years of experience in a physically demanding job when applying to be a route manager. Experience in the pest control industry and knowledge about pest control is usually required as well.


Pest control route managers are required to have a valid driver’s license since they often travel in company vehicles. They also must be able to pass various state licensing exams and requirements which vary by state. Some required traits of route manager include reliability, responsibility, time management, attention to detail, self-motivation, organization, and timely task completion.

Job Description

Pest control route manager job descriptions outline responsibilities including providing pest control and inspection services to commercial and residential clients. Route managers drive company vehicles to client locations to provide professional, friendly, cordial services while fostering strong relationships and solving problems. They oversee the logistics of routes to these locations and manage schedules to include emergencies into daily routes, since unexpected jobs are bound to pop up.

Route managers are expected to communicate with clients both before and after providing services, discussing any existing or potential problems with them directly. They may also be responsible for managing clients through company-provided technology, like a portal.

*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

Work environment

Route managers work in a variety of environments that include exposure to seasonal weather, damp and/or dusty locations, and in both hot and cold temperatures. They spend a lot of time in the car and should maintain a clean company vehicle and comply with Department of Transportation and company guidelines.

Expectations include flexibility in scheduling, which may include weekend and evening hours to meet client demands, with occasional overnight travel. Pest control route managers also maintain a safe work environment by adhering to OSHA and state requirements, company policies and procedures, and utilizing necessary safety equipment.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary for route manager in the pest control industry is $133,390*

*Disclaimer: exact compensation and benefits packages are at the discretion of individual employers.

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