Average Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender Hourly Pay

$14.89
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$994
Bonus
$1,024
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The average hourly pay for a Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender is $14.89.
10%
$10.82
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$14.89
90%
$20.92
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What Do Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tenders Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender

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Popular Employer Salaries for Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender

The top respondents for the job title Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender are from the companies Frito-Lay, Inc., PepsiCo Inc and Shearer's Foods Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Frito-Lay, Inc. where the average pay is $23.90. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Mars, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company, earning around $18.89 and $18.56, respectively. Shearer's Foods Inc. pays the lowest at around $16.62. Treehouse Company and Pepsi Bottling Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.00 and $18.00, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tenders?

Skills in Machine Operation and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cleaning, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Packaging.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tenders?

An entry-level Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.02 based on 57 salaries. An early career Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.12 based on 596 salaries. A mid-career Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.66 based on 200 salaries. An experienced Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.34 based on 203 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Employees with Packaging or Filling Machine Operator / Tender in their job title in Phoenix, Arizona earn an average of 8.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Rochester, New York (7.5% more) and Grand Rapids, Michigan (5.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (6.0% less) and Chicago, Illinois (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,154 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.9%
Early Career
51.6%
Mid Career
17.3%
Experienced
17.6%
Late Career
8.5%