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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$44,840
75th Percentile Wage
$35,010
50th Percentile Wage
$26,410
25th Percentile Wage
$20,610
10th Percentile Wage
$18,040

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 $44,840. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $26,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,040. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 148% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $26,410 0.38%
2013 $26,310 1.74%
2012 $25,860 0.94%
2011 $25,620 1.39%
2010 $25,270 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for packaging and filling machine operators and tenders from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 4.51%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.74%. We also note that the average annual wage had a small growth of 0.94% in 2012 and a moderate growth of 1.39% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Packaging and Filling Machine Operator and Tender Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of packaging and filling machine operators and tenders in 14 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. 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 $44,770. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $19,220).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$44,770
Mining
$36,170
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$30,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$30,100
Manufacturing
$28,340
Transportation and Warehousing
$27,390
Wholesale Trade
$26,030
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$25,010
Information
$24,960
Retail Trade
$23,750
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$23,170
Accommodation and Food Services
$23,160
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$21,590
Health Care and Social Assistance
$19,220

Table 5. 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 $18,290 to $42,920. The highest paying state for packaging and filling machine operators and tenders is Wyoming with a median annual salary of $42,920. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $18,290. 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
$42,920
Pennsylvania
$32,480
Alaska
$30,470
Vermont
$29,920
Delaware
$29,880
Idaho
$29,670
New Hampshire
$29,590
Ohio
$29,260
Wisconsin
$28,870
Iowa
$28,810
Maine
$28,760
Kansas
$28,580
South Dakota
$28,500
Missouri
$28,340
Tennessee
$28,340
Hawaii
$28,320
Kentucky
$28,080
Minnesota
$28,040
Connecticut
$27,940
South Carolina
$27,900
Nevada
$27,540
Nebraska
$27,400
Massachusetts
$27,290
Virginia
$27,140
Utah
$27,010
Indiana
$26,750
Maryland
$26,630
Washington
$26,610
Michigan
$25,900
Georgia
$25,710
Arkansas
$25,700
New York
$25,620
Rhode Island
$25,470
North Carolina
$25,130
California
$24,970
North Dakota
$24,880
West Virginia
$24,870
Oregon
$24,710
Arizona
$24,350
New Jersey
$24,210
Florida
$24,150
Colorado
$24,140
Mississippi
$24,030
Illinois
$23,710
Montana
$23,700
Oklahoma
$23,640
Louisiana
$23,590
Alabama
$23,270
District of Columbia
$22,800
Texas
$22,610
New Mexico
$21,040
Puerto Rico
$19,210
Guam
$18,290


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