Packaging Technician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$34,000
$18,000
$34,000
$62,000
The average packaging technician makes about $34,093 per year. That's $16.39 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $18,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $63,000. Many of packaging technicians seem to be drawn to professional and manufacturing companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case packaging technicians tend to work at health care, retail, and manufacturing companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Louisiana, Texas and Rhode Island pay packaging technicians the highest salaries.
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Map of Packaging Technician Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Packaging Technicians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Packaging Technician Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Louisiana, Texas and Rhode Island, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for packaging technicians. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Iowa, Wyoming, and Utah.

Average Packaging Technician Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a packaging technician, working for Western Digital or Grifols Shared Services North America might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Thermo Fisher Scientific and Amway report highly competitive salaries for packaging technicians.

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Average Packaging Technician Pay By Industry

Packaging technician salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with health care, retail, and manufacturing companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a packaging technician can make a yearly salary of $47,666 while working for health care companies. All the while, other packaging technicians are making $44,966 at retail companies and $33,521 at manufacturing companies. One industry packaging technicians may want to avoid is the pharmaceutical industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $31,144.

Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$47,666
$48k
Retail
Retail
$44,966
$45k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$33,521
$34k
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
$31,144
$31k

Packaging Technician Salary History

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Packaging Technician Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a packaging technician 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.

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$12,522
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$35,479
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$30,554
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