Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Salary

For Packaging or Filling Machine Operators, hourly average wages total $14.22 per hour. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Packaging or Filling Machine Operators (68 percent) survey respondents are men. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Packaging or Filling Machine Operators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$20,614 - $55,648
$21K
$35K
$56K
MEDIAN: $34,524
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90%

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$10.35 - $20.35
$10
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.45
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$0$55K
Salary $20,614 - $55,648
Bonus $343.92 - $2,560
Profit Sharing $30.00
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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$22,023 - $48,691
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 46
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $10.35 - $20.35
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $15.26 - $31.04
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $343.92 - $2,560
Profit Sharing $30.00
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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$22,023 - $48,691
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 768

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Job Description for Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender

A packaging or filling machine operator ensures that all packages are securely fashioned and have the necessary packaging to ensure proper delivery and handling. The operator fills packages of various sizes with the appropriate material to ensure that the item will not be damaged during shipment; this includes using materials such as packing peanuts and bubble wrap to ensure the item will remain intact inside the box, as well as proper adhesives to ensure that the box will remain shut during shipment. A packaging or filling machine operator also selects the correct package size to ensure proper handling, while keeping cost in mind. The operator must also select a box with the necessary strength to ensure the item is not crushed and that it does not break the box.

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Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Tasks

  • Adjust machine components and machine tension and pressure according to size or processing angle of product.
  • Clean and remove damaged or otherwise inferior materials to prepare raw products for processing.
  • Stop or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams and report malfunctions to a supervisor.
  • Regulate machine flow, speed or temperature.
  • Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards.

Common Career Paths for Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender


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Many Packaging or Filling Machine Operators move into a Production Supervisor role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $51K per year. Career advancement for the typical Packaging or Filling Machine Operator often leads to becoming a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or a Quality Control Inspector; median salaries in these positions are $19K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender


Typical Packaging or Filling Machine Operators report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Packaging, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Machine Operation, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training. The majority of those who know Machine Operation also know Packaging.

Pay by Experience Level for Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender

Pay by Experience for a Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender has a positive trend. An entry-level Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 448 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 184 salaries. An experienced Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 135 salaries. A Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 54 salaries.

Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender?

Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender in Jackson:
"Good job."
Pros: Learn more each day and not to stressful.
Cons: Having to deal with people that do​ not want to work.

Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender in Fairless Hills:
"Great oppurtunity."
Pros: The day to day challenge.
Cons: The dust.

Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender in Monroe:
"Boring."
Pros: Easy, and interesting at first.
Cons: Politics, and the fact that I am just another worker to management. I am an extremely hard worker with strong work ethics, and believe in professionalism. But my efforts go pretty much unrecognised, and the opportunity to climb in the company are little to none without schooling which they offer no assistance and or schedule alterations to make it a possibility. In short it is what it is and the possibility that I will be stuck at a dead end job forever is present.

Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender in Burlington:
"Exhausting."
Pros: 4 10 hr shifts = 3 day weekends.
Cons: Heavy lifting and running up and down ladders for 10 hours.

Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender in San Jose:
"There is worser jobs."
Pros: Nice people, good hours.
Cons: Sometimes dangerous, lack of direction and communication, self trained on everything.

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Key Stats for Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 157 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Salaries

▲16%

▲15%

▲1%

National Average
$32,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Salaries

▲4%

National Average
$32,000


Machine Operation
▼2%

Training
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 157 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 19%
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