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Updated February 9, 2022
Average Packager Salary
14.54 hourly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More
$30,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$18,000 yearly
$18,000
10 %
$30,000
Median
$49,000
90 %
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What is a Packager's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$49,000$4,083$24
75th Percentile$39,000$3,250$19
Average$30,252$2,521$15
25th Percentile$23,000$1,917$11
10th Percentile$18,000$1,500$9

Average Packager Salary By State

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Packager average salary by State

StateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
Alabama$22,768$10.9515
Alaska$38,445$18.48
Arizona$36,854$17.7215
Arkansas$26,128$12.5612
California$42,849$20.60112
Colorado$28,311$13.6118
Connecticut$39,388$18.9415
Delaware$35,361$17.003
District of Columbia$34,824$16.74
Florida$28,656$13.7862
Georgia$28,660$13.7842
Hawaii$43,781$21.052
Idaho$32,175$15.477
Illinois$35,834$17.2362
Indiana$30,210$14.5236
Iowa$28,431$13.6727
Kansas$29,197$14.0426
Kentucky$30,654$14.7429
Louisiana$25,772$12.3914
Maine$35,368$17.003
Maryland$40,320$19.3814
Massachusetts$35,641$17.1421
Michigan$32,164$15.4636
Minnesota$37,083$17.8395
Mississippi$26,563$12.7719
Missouri$29,639$14.2529
Montana$24,116$11.594
Nebraska$26,468$12.7217
Nevada$37,651$18.107
New Hampshire$33,285$16.006
New Jersey$41,013$19.7219
New Mexico$27,188$13.076
New York$36,479$17.5434
North Carolina$26,230$12.6133
North Dakota$39,900$19.1812
Ohio$33,547$16.1375
Oklahoma$25,920$12.468
Oregon$37,599$18.0810
Pennsylvania$38,693$18.6051
Rhode Island$37,042$17.813
South Carolina$26,424$12.7022
South Dakota$30,362$14.602
Tennessee$26,159$12.5824
Texas$28,835$13.86107
Utah$27,426$13.1926
Vermont$30,099$14.4716
Virginia$32,913$15.8219
Washington$35,898$17.2613
West Virginia$35,572$17.105
Wisconsin$36,288$17.4564
Wyoming$16,777$8.072

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Highest Paying Cities For Packager

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CityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
Lincoln, CA$45,348$21.80
Easton, PA$38,915$18.71
Green Bay, WI$37,358$17.96
Minneapolis, MN$37,140$17.86
Hillsboro, OR$37,069$17.82
Chicago, IL$36,120$17.37

How much does a Packager make?

The average Packager salary is $30,252 per year, or $14.54 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $18,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $49,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, California, New Jersey, Maryland, and North Dakota provide the highest Packager salaries.

Average Packager Salary Over Time

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    Packager Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$30,300$14.54+5.1%
    2021$28,700$13.81+2.7%
    2020$28,000$13.44+2.7%
    2019$27,200$13.08+3.6%
    2018$26,200$12.61+4.3%

    How Much Do Packagers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a Packager can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for Packagers tend to be found in Manufacturing, Technology, and Transportation companies. In fact, Packagers can make a yearly salary of $32,879 while working for Manufacturing companies.

    Highest Paying Industries For Packagers

    RankIndustryAverage Packager SalaryPackager Salary Range
    1Manufacturing
    $32,879
    $26k
    $36k
    2Technology
    $31,462
    $26k
    $36k
    3Transportation
    $30,986
    $26k
    $36k
    4Media
    $29,734
    $26k
    $36k
    5Professional
    $29,134
    $26k
    $36k

    High Paying Packager Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Packager Salary
    A medical assembler is responsible for maintaining and ensuring the adequacy of medical tools and equipment and assembling materials for medical operations. Medical assemblers also assist the maintenance team in keeping the cleanliness and orderliness of medical facilities to avoid potential hazards and delays within the premises. They usually work in laboratories to support the doctors and scientists in conducting experiments and research studies by providing them the appropriate materials and help in gathering information as necessary.
    Relief Operator

    Avg. salary: $42,554

    A relief operator job depends on the institution or organization. Their main jobs include examining, measuring, and weighing materials or products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring devices such as rulers, micrometers, or scales. Their additional responsibilities include maintaining regular contact and communication with customers to resolve concerns, issues, and complaints.
    Filler Operator

    Avg. salary: $36,262

    A filler operator works with the packaging end of a production line. The filler's task is to fill containers with the required number of products before packaging and shipping. The filler also operates filling machines and makes the necessary adjustments to ensure consistency. They are also responsible for inventory and maintenance of filling process equipment. They must work well under pressure and be scrupulously accurate.
    Line Operator

    Avg. salary: $34,915

    A line operator is responsible for assisting in warehouse and factory operations, usually assigned on doing heavy works for the production. Line operators' duties include operating manufacturing machines and equipment, placing products on the appropriate shelves, checking supplies and inventories, loading orders for shipments, inspecting products for any defects, labeling products accurately, adhering to the safety procedures to prevent product contamination, and observing sanitary regulations. A line operator must have comprehensive knowledge of the mechanical industry, as well as the ability to multi-task, especially on meeting deadlines and processing customers' orders.
    Cell Operator

    Avg. salary: $34,567

    A Cell Operator is someone who handles a production cell in a company or factory. This position ensures that a cell unit of the production functions properly and efficiently. The position also does other miscellaneous tasks related to production, such as inspection, sorting, and other assembly operations, depending on the type of company, business, or manufactured product. This person generally has strong organizational and problem-solving skills and has a knack for troubleshooting.
    Lead Operator/Machine Operator

    Avg. salary: $33,889

    A Lead Operator or an Industrial Machinery Mechanic is responsible for creating, installing, and repairing different types of machinery. This person does the adjustment and maintenance of machines as well as the industrial production and distribution of types of equipment and other systems. They also identify the causes of the problem and determines the valued solutions. Other duties include maintaining the routine monitoring of equipment to ensure quality standards and examines the production equipment to evaluate the performance and if there are changes.
    Medical Assembler

    Avg. salary: $30,820

    A medical assembler is responsible for maintaining and ensuring the adequacy of medical tools and equipment and assembling materials for medical operations. Medical assemblers also assist the maintenance team in keeping the cleanliness and orderliness of medical facilities to avoid potential hazards and delays within the premises. They usually work in laboratories to support the doctors and scientists in conducting experiments and research studies by providing them the appropriate materials and help in gathering information as necessary.

    Average Salary By Related Field

    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Relief Operator$42,555$3,546$20.4662,922
    Filler Operator$36,263$3,022$17.4357,292
    Line Operator$34,915$2,910$16.79134,297
    Cell Operator$34,568$2,881$16.6264,000
    Lead Operator/Machine Operator$33,889$2,824$16.29176,019
    Medical Assembler$30,821$2,568$14.8245,830
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    Packager Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Packager can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Packager Salary By Experience Level

    Experience LevelAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
    Entry Level$18,000$8.64
    Mid Level$31,500$15.13
    Senior Level$40,600$19.52

    Which Companies Pay Packagers The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Stryker and IBM as they offer the highest salaries for Packagers.

    Highest Paying Companies For Packagers

    RankCompanyZippia ScoreAverage Packager SalaryAverage Salary
    1$73,649
    2$72,413
    3
    3.Acumed
    $54,075
    4$49,854
    5$41,551
    6$40,916

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    1. Amazon Jobs (51)
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    3. Smith & Nephew Jobs (33)
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    Recently Added Packager Salaries

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    Average Packager Salary by Demographic

    Packager Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $32,144
    female-income
    Female Income
    $29,058
    GenderIncome
    Male$32,144
    Female$29,058
    Median Packager Income by Race
    White Packagers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Packagers have the lowest average salary at $29,591.
    $35,000
    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino

    Packager Income by Race

    EthnicitySalary
    White$33,068
    Black or African American$29,591
    Asian$30,209
    Hispanic or Latino$30,251
    Average Packager Salary by Education Level
    Packagers with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $29,715 annually. With a High School Diploma degree, Packagers earn a median annual income of $29,058 compared to $28,113 for Packagers with an Associate degree.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    No Education
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree

    Packager Salary by Education Level

    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$29,058
    No Education$26,456
    Bachelor's Degree$29,715
    Some College/ Associate Degree$28,113