"basic math," "math," and "gmp" aren't the only skills we found packaging operators list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of packaging operator responsibilities that we found, including:
See the full list of packaging operator skills.
Before becoming a packaging operator, 24.1% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 2.0% packaging operators 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 packaging operators have a college degree. But about one out of every three packaging operators didn't attend college at all.
The packaging operators who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and general studies, while a small population of packaging operators studied criminal justice and biology.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a packaging operator. We've found that most packaging operator resumes include experience from FedEx, TPI, and Anheuser-Busch. Of recent, FedEx had 2,482 positions open for packaging operators. Meanwhile, there are 33 job openings at TPI and 27 at Anheuser-Busch.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, packaging operators tend to earn the biggest salaries at Nestlé, SunOpta, and BD. Take Nestlé for example. The median packaging operator salary is $46,808. At SunOpta, packaging operators earn an average of $46,332, while the average at BD is $45,906. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at FedEx, Metro Chrysler Centre, and Eli Lilly and Company. These three companies have hired a significant number of packaging operators from these institutions.
The industries that packaging operators fulfill the most roles in are the transportation and manufacturing industries. But the highest packaging operator annual salary is in the manufacturing industry, averaging $39,011. In the finance industry they make $38,891 and average about $38,255 in the pharmaceutical industry. In conclusion, packaging operators who work in the manufacturing industry earn a 8.9% higher salary than packaging operators in the professional industry.