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Packer Salary

Median pay for Packers in the United States is around $10.30 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Women Packers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$16,285 - $84,596
(Median)
$16K
$31K
$85K
MEDIAN: $31,350
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90%

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$8.06 - $14.93
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$16,285 - $84,596  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,192  
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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$17,097 - $34,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.06 - $14.93  
   
Overtime
$9.30 - $20.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,192  
   
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).
)
$17,097 - $34,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 349
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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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Packers who go on to become Hand Packers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Hand Packer, an upper-level role, pays $22K.

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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 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 38%
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