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WDO/Termite Control Sales Inspector

WDO/Termite Sales Inspector Average Salary:
Annual: $60,950 | Hourly: $29.30

If you have a keen eye in visual inspections and are fascinated by the behavior and biology of wood destroying organisms, you could be the perfect person for a career as a WDO/termite control sales inspector.

Training & Education

WDO/termite control sales inspectors must have a high school degree or GED.


WDO/termite sales inspectors are required to have a valid driver’s license and must obtain the necessary license or certification for the state/province within 90 days of starting. Specific vision requirements include close, distance, and peripheral vision as well as depth perception. While on duty, inspectors are frequently required to stand, walk, and sit, with occasional reaching, climbing, stooping, kneeling, or crawling. They may also lift or move items weighing up to 50 pounds. It is also helpful to have some knowledge of construction methods and terminology.

Job Description

A typical WDO sales inspector job description encompasses the oversight of supervisors and technicians, as well as evaluating all tasks to ensure seamless operations within the WDO/termite field. This involves physically inspecting commercial and residential structures for pests, fungi, and other wood destroying organisms, assessing infestation severity and structural damage, and generating detailed reports and recommendations.

They also create diagrams including infestation type and location, communicate directly with clients, estimate cost and crew time, schedule work, and ensure legal and professional standards are met. Additionally, they manage company funds, maintain equipment cleanliness, and perform other assigned duties.

Work environment

WDO sales inspectors will typically work outdoors in all types of weather and environments. Each workday varies depending on the job site, but on a given day employees may work in sub-areas, basements and attics of structures that could be confined, hot/cold, damp, dirty and/or poorly lit.

WDO/TERMITE Sales Inspector Average Salary

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary for WDO/termite sales inspectors is $60,950, and the average hourly wage is $29.30*  

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

Want to take an active role in managing WDO and termite control work and ensuring smooth company operations?