Packer Salary

The average Packer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $11.14 per hour. While the specific employer and tenure impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Though the majority of Packers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and a little less than one-half receive dental plans. Women make up the majority of Packers (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$18,060 - $44,308
$18K
$26K
$44K
MEDIAN: $26,386
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$8.76 - $15.69
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$11
$16
MEDIAN: $11.14
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$18,060 - $44,308  
   
Bonus
$98.63 - $2,511  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$18,506 - $36,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.76 - $15.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$12.39 - $22.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$98.63 - $2,511  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$18,506 - $36,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 609
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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Production Supervisor, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $51K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Packer


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Packers include Amazon.com Inc, Frito-Lay, Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc., Angelica Textiles Corporation, and Dart Container Corporation. For Packers, comfortable salaries can be found at Frito-Lay, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $34K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($15K versus $52K) is great.

Pay by Experience Level for Packer

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $24K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $26K on average. Packers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. Packers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $28K.

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
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
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%

Packaging
▼0%

National Average
$25,000

Packing
▼1%

Shipping
▼1%

Packer
▼6%

Picking
▼12%

Customer Service
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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