Updated August 18, 2021
Average Sorter/Packer Salary
$12.68 hourly
$26,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$23,000 yearly
$23,000
10 %
$26,000
Median
$30,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$30,000
$2,500
$14
75th Percentile
$28,000
$2,333
$13
Average
$26,375
$2,198
$13
25th Percentile
$24,000
$2,000
$12
10th Percentile
$23,000
$1,917
$11

Average Sorter/Packer Salary By State

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Sorter/Packer average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$22,412
$10.78
Alaska
$28,352
$13.63
Arizona
$26,983
$12.97
Arkansas
$24,504
$11.78
California
$28,220
$13.57
Colorado
$26,506
$12.74
Connecticut
$31,525
$15.16
Delaware
$30,652
$14.74
District of Columbia
$29,522
$14.19
Florida
$22,332
$10.74
Georgia
$21,971
$10.56
Hawaii
$31,313
$15.05
Idaho
$23,456
$11.28
Illinois
$28,120
$13.52
Indiana
$28,525
$13.71
Iowa
$29,743
$14.30
Kansas
$29,719
$14.29
Kentucky
$26,324
$12.66
Louisiana
$25,050
$12.04
Maine
$30,614
$14.72
Maryland
$28,469
$13.69
Massachusetts
$30,456
$14.64
Michigan
$24,024
$11.55
Minnesota
$34,483
$16.58
Mississippi
$24,346
$11.70
Missouri
$26,348
$12.67
Montana
$30,393
$14.61
Nebraska
$29,306
$14.09
Nevada
$32,001
$15.39
New Hampshire
$32,766
$15.75
New Jersey
$30,725
$14.77
New Mexico
$26,189
$12.59
New York
$33,157
$15.94
North Carolina
$25,088
$12.06
North Dakota
$28,408
$13.66
Ohio
$25,916
$12.46
Oklahoma
$23,609
$11.35
Oregon
$32,139
$15.45
Pennsylvania
$26,409
$12.70
Rhode Island
$32,706
$15.72
South Carolina
$25,399
$12.21
South Dakota
$30,993
$14.90
Tennessee
$24,616
$11.83
Texas
$24,180
$11.63
Utah
$29,110
$14.00
Vermont
$29,361
$14.12
Virginia
$25,121
$12.08
Washington
$29,714
$14.29
West Virginia
$27,464
$13.20
Wisconsin
$31,921
$15.35
Wyoming
$32,974
$15.85

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Highest Paying Cities For Sorter/Packer

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Dover, DE
$30,336
$14.58
Stockton, CA
$28,714
$13.80
Harrisburg, PA
$26,231
$12.61
Rock Hill, SC
$25,715
$12.36
Grove City, OH
$25,407
$12.21
Dallas, TX
$24,274
$11.67

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How much does a Sorter/Packer make?

The average sorter/packer salary is $26,375 per year, or $12.68 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $30,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Minnesota, New York, Wyoming, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island provide the highest sorter/packer salaries.

Average Sorter/Packer Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $26,400
    $12.68
    +4.5%
    2020
    $25,200
    $12.11
    +3.5%
    2019
    $24,300
    $11.69
    +6.3%
    2018
    $22,800
    $10.95
    +5.6%
    2017
    $21,500
    $10.33
    +3.5%

    How Much Do Sorter/Packers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, sorter/packer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that transportation, retail, and professional companies tend to offer much higher salaries for sorter/packers. For example, sorter/packers make a whopping average salary of $29,117 while working for transportation companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $28,767 at retail companies and $27,746 at professional companies. But sorter/packers may want to avoid working in the technology industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $25,594.
    RankIndustryAverage Sorter/Packer SalarySorter/Packer Salary Range
    1Transportation
    $29,117
    $23k
    $30k
    2Retail
    $28,767
    $23k
    $30k
    3Professional
    $27,746
    $23k
    $30k
    4Manufacturing
    $27,447
    $23k
    $30k
    5Technology
    $25,594
    $23k
    $30k

    High Paying Sorter/Packer Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Grader

    Avg. salary: $23,931

    A grader or lumber grader is an individual who works at a commercial establishment grading lumber, lumber yard, or sawmill. Lumber graders work with softwood and hardwood species for the identification of their grade, dimension, and any other qualities. They are responsible for working with inspectors and mill employees to ascertain whether logs are good for lumber or pulp. Their duties also include lumber scanning and labeling. They should be equipped with skills that include attention to detail, knowledge, and hard work.
    298 Grader Jobs
    Packer/Shipper

    Avg. salary: $29,565

    The role of packers/shippers is to prepare products for shipping. They are responsible for labeling, packing, cleaning, and maintaining shipping containers. Also, they are accountable for preventing things from being damaged. A few skills packers/shippers should have to accomplish these responsibilities include hand-eye coordination, customer service skills, and attention to detail. One should also have a college degree to become a successful packer/shipper.
    52,563 Packer/Shipper Jobs
    Picker And Packer

    Avg. salary: $27,553

    Pickers and packers are warehouse employees, usually in the retail or manufacturing industry. They are primarily responsible for fulfilling orders for delivery. They get the customers' order forms, ensure that the items are in stock, take the items from their storage areas, assemble the order, ensure that the order is accurate and complete, and pack them securely before handing the package over for release to the delivery workers. Pickers and packers are also responsible for updating company inventory. They may also be assigned to check whether the records are updated regularly and to ensure that items are stored properly.
    64,359 Picker And Packer Jobs
    Inspector Packer

    Avg. salary: $26,009

    An inspector packer is an employee who works in the warehouse to stack and pile goods into their correct containers and prepare them for shipment using various equipment. Inspector packers must ensure that the packing of goods follows a specific set of instructions while inspecting the boxes are damage free. They keep track of their inventory by maintaining a database of packages; however, they manually fill out forms and papers to record measurement, wealth, and products. They also are required to remove defective products or materials so that they can avoid delivery delays.
    64,458 Inspector Packer Jobs
    Warehouse Packer

    Avg. salary: $25,869

    A warehouse packer places items in designated boxes with the right packing materials and documentation before they are then labeled and shipped to the customer. Their job is to prepare products for packaging and shipping. They take needed items on the invoice from the inventory, ensure they are in good condition, and wrap and package them appropriately for shipping. They are expected to update the inventory, noting down items that have been removed.
    121,474 Warehouse Packer Jobs
    Assembler/Packer

    Avg. salary: $24,966

    In the manufacturing industry, an assembler/packer is primarily responsible for assembling components and packing products according to guidelines and protocols. They are responsible for understanding assembly instructions and schematics, operating tools and equipment, and developing safe and efficient strategies to accomplish production goals according to schedules. There are also times when they must attend meetings, produce progress reports, perform maintenance checks on machines, and clean work areas. Moreover, as an assembler/packer, it is essential to adhere to the facility's safety standards and policies for a safe and effective workflow.
    37,579 Assembler/Packer Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Grader
    $23,931
    $1,994
    $11.51
    298
    Packer/Shipper
    $29,566
    $2,464
    $14.21
    52,563
    Picker And Packer
    $27,554
    $2,296
    $13.25
    64,359
    Inspector Packer
    $26,010
    $2,167
    $12.50
    64,458
    Warehouse Packer
    $25,869
    $2,156
    $12.44
    121,474
    Assembler/Packer
    $24,966
    $2,081
    $12.00
    37,579
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    Which Companies Pay Sorter/Packers The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a sorter/packer, being employed by a company such as Rehrig Pacific Co or MeadWestvaco Consumer Packaging Group would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Barton International and Bolthouse Farms also report highly competitive salaries for sorter/packers.
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    Recently Added Sorter/Packer Salaries

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    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Peopleready
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    Yakima, WA
    08/26/2021
    $28,571
    08/26/2021
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    Pocono Woodland Lakes, PA
    08/21/2021
    $26,088
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    08/20/2021
    $34,832
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    Monroeville, PA
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    $27,131
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    08/15/2021
    $25,044
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    08/14/2021
    $34,916
    08/14/2021
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    Madera, CA
    08/12/2021
    $29,218
    08/12/2021
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    Packing, Sorting, Organizing
    Port Angeles, WA
    08/11/2021
    $35,479
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    Grand Rapids, MI
    08/06/2021
    $31,305
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    $25,566
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    Average Sorter/Packer Salary by Demographic

    Sorter/Packer Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $29,707
    female-income
    Female Income
    $28,482
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$29,707
    Female$28,482
    Median Sorter/Packer Income by Race
    White sorter/packers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino sorter/packers have the lowest average salary at $28,203.
    $35,000
    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$30,113
    Black or African American$28,792
    Asian$29,118
    Hispanic or Latino$28,203
    Average Sorter/Packer Salary by Education Level
    Sorter/packers with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $29,825 annually. With a High School Diploma degree, sorter/packers earn a median annual income of $28,482 compared to $28,097 for sorter/packers 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
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$28,482
    No Education$28,003
    Bachelor's Degree$29,825
    Some College/ Associate Degree$28,097