Show me The Money

Cover Story: Show Me The Money - Cover Story: Show Me The Money

January 14, 2016
Anne Nagro

Labor is your company’s biggest expense. But are you paying employees too much or too little compared to your industry peers? Is the way you pay — your compensation plan — in line with industry standards, or out of whack? How do your benefits, bonuses and employee tenure rates measure up?

The 2015 PCT-NPMA Compensation and Benefits Survey — the most comprehensive industry-wide survey of its kind — explores these issues and more. You’ll learn how others pay and reward their employees, and how your comp package compares to industry averages.

NPMA members can download a complimentary copy of the full, detailed report at

MORE INSIGHTS: Compensation & Benefits Survey

In September 2015, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and PCT surveyed the industry to gather current data about compensation and benefits in the pest control industry. A portion of that data is published in this special report. NPMA members can access the complete data set at

About this Report

Completed in October 2015, the PCT-NPMA Compensation and Benefits Survey was sponsored by BASF Professional & Specialty Solutions and compiled by Readex Research, a privately held research firm based in Stillwater, Minn., that conducts mail- and web-based surveys for publishers, advertisers, association executives and corporate researchers.

A survey sample of 8,978 owners/operators of pest control businesses was selected randomly from the databases of PCT and the National Pest Management Association. Data was collected from 554 respondents — a 6.0 percent response rate — from September 22 to October 13, 2015. The margin of error for percentages based on 554 usable responses is +/-4.0 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.