Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Salary

Packaging or Filling Machine Operators in the United States pull down an average of $14.07 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Men account for the majority of Packaging or Filling Machine Operators who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. The majority of Packaging or Filling Machine Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$20,449 - $55,127
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$34K
$55K
MEDIAN: $34,071
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$10.16 - $19.56
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MEDIAN: $14.07
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,449 - $55,127  
   
Bonus
$357.45 - $3,134  
Profit Sharing
$765  
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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$21,473 - $45,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $19.56  
   
Overtime
$15.01 - $28.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$357.45 - $3,134  
   
Profit Sharing
$765  
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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$21,473 - $45,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 665

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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. A common career progression for a Packaging or Filling Machine Operator is to become a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or a Quality Control Inspector. Compared to Packaging or Filling Machine Operators, the first group earns $19K more on average, and the second group earns $7K more.

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Popular Skills for Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender


Packaging or Filling Machine Operators typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Packaging, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Machine Operation, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training. Those educated in Machine Operation tend to be well versed in Packaging.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $30K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $33K. Packaging or Filling Machine Operators bring in $37K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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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 104 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Salaries

▲19%

▲18%

▲4%

National Average
$31,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Salaries

▲7%


Machine Operation
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Training
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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