Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Salary

Packaging or Filling Machine Operators in the United States take home approximately $14.17 per hour on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. There are more male Packaging or Filling Machine Operators than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.

$20,594 - $55,143
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MEDIAN: $34,984
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$10.24 - $19.99
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$0$55K
Salary $20,594 - $55,143
Bonus $299.33 - $3,020
Profit Sharing $515
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,690 - $47,216
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.24 - $19.99
Overtime $15.08 - $29.84
Annual Data $0$47K
Bonus $299.33 - $3,020
Profit Sharing $515
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,690 - $47,216
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 703

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Job Description for Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender

A packaging or filling machine operator ensures that all packages are securely fashioned and have the necessary packaging to ensure proper delivery and handling. The operator fills packages of various sizes with the appropriate material to ensure that the item will not be damaged during shipment; this includes using materials such as packing peanuts and bubble wrap to ensure the item will remain intact inside the box, as well as proper adhesives to ensure that the box will remain shut during shipment. A packaging or filling machine operator also selects the correct package size to ensure proper handling, while keeping cost in mind. The operator must also select a box with the necessary strength to ensure the item is not crushed and that it does not break the box.

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Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Tasks

  • Adjust machine components and machine tension and pressure according to size or processing angle of product.
  • Clean and remove damaged or otherwise inferior materials to prepare raw products for processing.
  • Stop or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams and report malfunctions to a supervisor.
  • Regulate machine flow, speed or temperature.
  • Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards.

Common Career Paths for Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender


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Packaging or Filling Machine Operators who move on to become Production Supervisors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Production Supervisors get paid an average of $51K per year. Packaging or Filling Machine Operators moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Manufacturing Production Supervisors or Quality Control Inspectors. The median paychecks in those roles are $19K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender


Packaging or Filling Machine Operators note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Packaging, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Machine Operation, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training. For most people, competency in Machine Operation indicates knowledge of Packaging.

Pay by Experience Level for Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender

Pay by Experience for a Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender has a positive trend. An entry-level Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 448 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 184 salaries. An experienced Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 135 salaries. A Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 54 salaries.

Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender?

Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender in Jackson:
"Good job."
Pros: Learn more each day and not to stressful.
Cons: Having to deal with people that do​ not want to work.

Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender in Fairless Hills:
"Great oppurtunity."
Pros: The day to day challenge.
Cons: The dust.

Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender in Monroe:
"Boring."
Pros: Easy, and interesting at first.
Cons: Politics, and the fact that I am just another worker to management. I am an extremely hard worker with strong work ethics, and believe in professionalism. But my efforts go pretty much unrecognised, and the opportunity to climb in the company are little to none without schooling which they offer no assistance and or schedule alterations to make it a possibility. In short it is what it is and the possibility that I will be stuck at a dead end job forever is present.

Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender in Burlington:
"Exhausting."
Pros: 4 10 hr shifts = 3 day weekends.
Cons: Heavy lifting and running up and down ladders for 10 hours.

Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender in San Jose:
"There is worser jobs."
Pros: Nice people, good hours.
Cons: Sometimes dangerous, lack of direction and communication, self trained on everything.

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Key Stats for Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Salaries

▲17%

▲16%

▲2%

National Average
$32,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Salaries

▲6%


National Average
$32,000

Machine Operation
▼1%

Training
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 19%
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