An average Packer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $11.09 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and roughly one-half get dental coverage, too. There are more female Packers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 63 percent. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$17,477 - $43,932
$17K
$25K
$44K
MEDIAN: $25,477
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$8.75 - $15.69
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$16
MEDIAN: $11.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$17,477 - $43,932  
   
Bonus
$98.63 - $2,453  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$18,454 - $36,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.75 - $15.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$12.32 - $22.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$98.63 - $2,453  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$18,454 - $36,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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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Packers who move on to become Production Supervisors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Production Supervisors get paid an average of $51K per year.

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Amazon.com Inc, Frito-Lay, Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc., Angelica Textiles Corporation, and Dart Container Corporation are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Packers. Those at Frito-Lay, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $34K.

Pay by Experience Level for Packer

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


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $24K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $26K. Packers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $30K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $29K.

Packer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Packer?

Packer in Goleta:
"Busy."
Pros: I like that there is always something to do. As I say, "you got time to lean, you got time to clean".
Cons: I do not like that hours got cut and that pay does not seem to meet my work duties.

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Key Stats for Packer

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
059
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Packer Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Packer Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 43%

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Packaging
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National Average
$25,000

Shipping
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Packing
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Picking
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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