"basic math," "package product," and "work ethic" aren't the only skills we found packagers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of packager responsibilities that we found, including:
See the full list of packager skills.
Before becoming a packager, 15.5% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 1.1% packagers went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, some packagers have a college degree. But about one out of every two packagers didn't attend college at all.
Those packagers who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a general studies degree. Less commonly earned degrees for packagers include a criminal justice degree or a computer science degree.
Once you're ready to become a packager, you should explore the companies that typically hire packagers. According to packager resumes that we searched through, packagers are hired the most by FedEx, TPI, and Aerotek. Currently, FedEx has 363 packager job openings, while there are 151 at TPI and 48 at Aerotek.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, packagers tend to earn the biggest salaries at McGuireWoods, Steel Dynamics, and Bonneville International. Take McGuireWoods for example. The median packager salary is $43,705. At Steel Dynamics, packagers earn an average of $42,228, while the average at Bonneville International is $42,143. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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We also looked into companies who hire packagers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Express Employment Professionals International HQ, Shearer's Foods, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
For the most part, packagers make their living in the manufacturing and professional industries. Packagers tend to make the most in the technology industry with an average salary of $33,504. The packager annual salary in the transportation and manufacturing industries generally make $33,233 and $32,745 respectively. Additionally, packagers who work in the technology industry make 12.9% more than packagers in the retail Industry.