Hand Sprayer

Spray herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides on trees, shrubs, and lawns.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Sprayers do?

Sprays herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides on trees, shrubs, and lawns, using hoses and truck-mounted tank: Fills sprayer tank with water and chemicals according to formula, using hose or pump. Pulls spray hose from truck-mounted reel, turns knob, presses lever, and points nozzle selected according to job site characteristics, such as type of infestation, wind direction and velocity, plantings and terrain, to spray weeds, trees, shrubs, and lawns. Occasionally manipulates levers that control hydraulically powered, truck-mounted boom to position spray wands and release chemical solutions under pressure to spray ground areas. May use portable spray equipment. May grub out and burn infested bushes. May destroy diseased trees. May spray livestock with pesticides.

Should I be a Hand Sprayer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Fruit Sprayer, Herbicide Sprayer, Insecticide Sprayer, Knapsack Sprayer, Orchard Sprayer, Plant Sprayer See More

    How to become a Hand Sprayer

    Most Hand Sprayers have a Certificate or higher. Chart?chd=s:9uiiaa&chl=no+college+%2849%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29|associate%27s+%2827%25%29|bachelor%27s+%287%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,49,49
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