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Packers and Packagers Salary Information

The salary statistics of packers and packagers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of packers and packagers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The packers and packagers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Packers and Packagers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,810
25th Percentile Wage
$19,310
50th Percentile Wage
$22,130
75th Percentile Wage
$27,600
90th Percentile Wage
$35,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for packers and packagers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) packers and packagers is $35,410. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,810. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 98% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of packers and packagers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201622,1305.06%10.03%
201521,0103.24%-
201420,3301.77%-
201319,9700.30%-
201219,910--

Table 2. Packers and Packagers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of packers and packagers 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 packers and packagers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $43,760. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $19,490).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$43,760
Educational Services
$26,010
Transportation and Warehousing
$25,870
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$25,160
Mining
$24,760
Manufacturing
$24,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$23,990
Wholesale Trade
$23,750
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$23,210
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$22,600
Information
$21,700
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$21,550
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$21,520
Accommodation and Food Services
$20,840
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$20,810
Retail Trade
$20,800
Health Care and Social Assistance
$19,490

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Packers and Packagers by States

From the above tables we note that not only packers and packagers 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 packers and packagers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,770 to $29,170. The highest paying state for packers and packagers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $29,170. The lowest paying state is Virgin Islands with a median annual salary of $17,770. For more salary information of packers and packagers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$29,170
Connecticut
$26,690
Wisconsin
$25,590
Wyoming
$25,400
District of Columbia
$24,770
Washington
$24,610
North Dakota
$24,490
Pennsylvania
$24,380
Vermont
$24,140
Minnesota
$24,020
Massachusetts
$23,670
Oregon
$23,590
Rhode Island
$23,310
Maine
$23,220
New York
$22,830
Iowa
$22,720
South Dakota
$22,680
Kentucky
$22,660
Hawaii
$22,590
California
$22,520
Nebraska
$22,460
Montana
$22,440
Virginia
$22,380
Ohio
$22,370
Illinois
$22,330
New Hampshire
$22,200
Maryland
$22,130
Utah
$21,970
Alabama
$21,770
Delaware
$21,690
Idaho
$21,610
North Carolina
$21,460
Michigan
$21,400
Mississippi
$21,370
Indiana
$21,350
Oklahoma
$21,320
Kansas
$21,260
Missouri
$21,260
Tennessee
$21,250
Colorado
$21,010
Arkansas
$20,930
Georgia
$20,780
South Carolina
$20,770
New Jersey
$20,210
Nevada
$20,130
Texas
$20,100
Florida
$19,710
West Virginia
$19,690
Arizona
$19,660
Louisiana
$19,640
New Mexico
$19,160
Guam
$18,970
Puerto Rico
$17,900
Virgin Islands
$17,770


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