Packer Salary

Packers in the United States take home an average $11.21 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the company and tenure. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly less than one-half. More than half of Packers (64 percent) survey participants are women. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$18,040 - $47,678
$18K
$27K
$48K
MEDIAN: $26,963
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$8.85 - $15.57
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MEDIAN: $11.21
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$0$47K
Salary $18,040 - $47,678
Bonus $154.56 - $2,508
Profit Sharing $700
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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$18,644 - $36,752
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $8.85 - $15.57
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $12.32 - $22.94
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $154.56 - $2,508
Profit Sharing $700
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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$18,644 - $36,752
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 626

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Job Description for Packer

A packer is charged with making sure that a company's shipments are sent to customers with the proper labeling and correct inventory inside the package. They are tasked with wrapping and sealing the shipment once the proper items are inside and ensuring that the package is tagged properly and sent to the correct place, along with being marked with a weight and time-stamped. The packer may work with several different types of packaging, including boxes and clear containers. One of the most important parts of the packer's job is the ability to follow directions and company procedures to eliminate the threat of workplace injuries and ensure packages are sent out accurately. A packer must be able to work in a team setting to meet company and individual goals.

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Packer Tasks

  • Package, ship and inspect outgoing packages of goods.
  • Record data on shipment of packages both inbound and outbound.

Common Career Paths for Packer


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Advancing into a Production Supervisor role seems to be a popular career move for Packers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $51K per year.

Packer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Packer


Many Packers can be found at Amazon.com Inc, Frito-Lay, Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc., Angelica Textiles Corporation, and Dart Container Corporation, firms that are at the top of the field. Frito-Lay, Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $34K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $15K to a high of $52K.

Pay by Experience Level for Packer

Pay by Experience for a Packer has a positive trend. An entry-level Packer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 496 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Packer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 115 salaries. An experienced Packer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 78 salaries. A Packer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 31 salaries.

Packer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Packer?

Packer in Auburn:
"I do love my job."
Pros: A great place just increase employees and have growing pains love the hours.
Cons: Lots of stress of making sure the other people are not sending out bad parts when we pack.

Packer in Compton:
"Good fun learning."
Pros: 14 days a month worked nd also lots of overtime.
Cons: Nothing all good.

Packer in Wilson:
"Frustrating."
Pros: It's easy work.
Cons: Discrimination.

Packer in Charlotte:
Pros: Nothing good. In fact it is a horrible job.
Cons: Doesnt pay enough. Not enough to even get out of bed.

Packer in Michigan City:
"Its goof."
Pros: Getting the job done and working fast.
Cons:

Packer in Albany:
"Enjoy woeking with my hands."
Pros: Working as a team.
Cons: Not knowing your work hours.

Packer in Johannesburg:
Pros: There is nothing go. Od abt this job.
Cons: We work shifts we dnt get a chance to rest nd on the other side they dnt pay much. We wirk standing u pack nd lift up those boxes to their conveir.

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Key Stats for Packer

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Packer Salaries

Experienced
▲25%

Late-Career
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$25,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Packer Salaries

Team Leadership
▲42%

forklift
▲2%

National Average
$25,000

Packaging
▼1%

Packing
▼1%

Shipping
▼1%

Packer
▼6%

Picking
▼12%

Customer Service
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 36%
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