A Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender earns an average wage of $13.27 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Total Pay (?
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$23,882 - $51,168
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MEDIAN: $35,769
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Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Total Pay (?
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$9.06 - $19.12
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,882 - $51,168  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,976  
Profit Sharing
$495.79 - $1,965  
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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$20,078 - $44,842  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 441
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.06 - $19.12  
   
Overtime
$11.90 - $28.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,976  
   
Profit Sharing
$495.79 - $1,965  
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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$20,078 - $44,842  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 441
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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
  • Regulate machine flow, speed or temperature.
  • Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards.
  • Stop or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams and report malfunctions to a supervisor.
  • 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.
Pay by Experience Level for Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$30,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Salaries

Machine Operation
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%
National Average
$30,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
29%
female alumni
 
Male
71%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 19%
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