Packer Salary

An average Packer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $10.44 per hour. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Although the greater part have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, roughly two in five claim no health benefits at all. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$17,879 - $64,595
(Median)
$18K
$27K
$65K
MEDIAN: $27,000
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$8.23 - $15.24
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$17,879 - $64,595  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
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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$17,556 - $35,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.23 - $15.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06  
Overtime
$10.61 - $21.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
   
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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$17,556 - $35,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 499
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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 transition into an upper level Hand Packer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Hand Packer makes $22K a year.

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Professional skills reported by Packers are few in number. Most notably, skills in Shipping, Packaging, Packing, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Packer

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $23K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $24K. Packers bring in $26K after working for 10 to 20 years. Packers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Packer Salaries

Shipping
up arrow 8%

Packaging
up arrow 4%

Packing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$23,000

Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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