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Packaging and Filling Machine Operator and Tender Salary Information

The salary statistics of packaging and filling machine operators and tenders are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of packaging and filling machine operators and tenders within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The packaging and filling machine operators and tenders annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Packaging and Filling Machine Operator and Tender Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,430
25th Percentile Wage
$23,530
50th Percentile Wage
$29,350
75th Percentile Wage
$38,090
90th Percentile Wage
$48,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for packaging and filling machine operators and tenders. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) packaging and filling machine operators and tenders is $48,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $29,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,430. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 137% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of packaging and filling machine operators and tenders from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$29,350
3.61% 11.89%
2016
$28,290
4.28% -
2015
$27,080
2.47% -
2014
$26,410
0.38% -
2013
$26,310
1.71% -
2012
$25,860
- -

Table 2. Packaging and Filling Machine Operator and Tender Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of packaging and filling machine operators and tenders in 17 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for packaging and filling machine operators and tenders occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $43,010. The lowest paying sector is the utilities sector (annual salary $21,410).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$43,010
Mining
$35,450
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$31,650
Manufacturing
$30,730
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$30,410
Construction
$30,240
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$29,850
Wholesale Trade
$28,830
Transportation and Warehousing
$28,650
Information
$27,630
Retail Trade
$27,420
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$26,350
Health Care and Social Assistance
$25,930
Accommodation and Food Services
$25,590
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$25,000
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,710
Utilities
$21,410

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders by States

From the above tables we note that not only packaging and filling machine operators and tenders salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of packaging and filling machine operators and tenders in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,970 to $39,860. The highest paying state for packaging and filling machine operators and tenders is Wyoming with a median annual salary of $39,860. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $19,970. For more salary information of packaging and filling machine operators and tenders profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Wyoming
$39,860
Kansas
$33,660
Kentucky
$33,540
Idaho
$33,490
Vermont
$33,250
New Hampshire
$32,930
Pennsylvania
$32,780
Minnesota
$32,730
Connecticut
$32,310
Nebraska
$32,130
Wisconsin
$31,680
Washington
$31,560
Colorado
$30,940
Illinois
$30,800
Indiana
$30,760
Michigan
$30,710
Ohio
$30,660
Maine
$30,380
Delaware
$30,190
Missouri
$29,840
Utah
$29,540
Iowa
$29,540
North Carolina
$29,410
Virginia
$29,380
Tennessee
$29,340
Massachusetts
$29,330
Maryland
$29,290
Oregon
$29,140
South Dakota
$29,010
Georgia
$28,610
Nevada
$28,360
Louisiana
$28,190
Hawaii
$28,150
Mississippi
$28,060
New York
$28,050
Texas
$27,980
North Dakota
$27,980
Alabama
$27,730
Arkansas
$27,670
Rhode Island
$27,470
West Virginia
$27,400
California
$26,740
Oklahoma
$26,370
South Carolina
$26,360
Montana
$26,320
New Jersey
$25,950
Arizona
$25,260
Florida
$24,920
New Mexico
$24,210
Alaska
$22,870
District of Columbia
$22,800
Puerto Rico
$21,140
Guam
$19,970



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