Packer Salary (United States)

A Packer earns an average wage of $10.23 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Packer Salary (?
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$7.97 - $14.98
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.97 - $14.98  
   
Overtime
$9.23 - $19.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,163  
   
Total Pay (?
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$16,920 - $33,957  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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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
  • Record data on shipment of packages both inbound and outbound.
  • Package, ship and inspect outgoing packages of goods.

Common Career Paths for Packer

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Packer Reviews

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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Experience Affects Packer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$23,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 39%
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