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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of packers and packagers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
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|
|District of Columbia|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New York|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |