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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Packers and Packagers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,320
25th Percentile Wage
$20,190
50th Percentile Wage
$23,430
75th Percentile Wage
$28,660
90th Percentile Wage
$36,470

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 $36,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,320. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 99% 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 packers and packagers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$23,430
5.55% 15.02%
2016
$22,130
5.06% -
2015
$21,010
3.24% -
2014
$20,330
1.77% -
2013
$19,970
0.30% -
2012
$19,910
- -

Table 2. Packers and Packagers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of packers and packagers in 18 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 $43,430. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $20,240).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$43,430
Construction
$34,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$26,370
Transportation and Warehousing
$26,330
Mining
$26,060
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$25,410
Manufacturing
$25,240
Educational Services
$25,110
Wholesale Trade
$24,550
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$23,990
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$23,620
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$23,200
Information
$23,200
Accommodation and Food Services
$22,710
Retail Trade
$21,910
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$21,870
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$21,440
Health Care and Social Assistance
$20,240

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 $17,860 to $30,660. The highest paying state for packers and packagers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $30,660. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,860. 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
$30,660
Connecticut
$28,190
Wisconsin
$27,280
Iowa
$26,520
Pennsylvania
$26,480
North Dakota
$26,270
Washington
$25,810
District of Columbia
$25,780
Vermont
$25,620
Minnesota
$25,230
Oregon
$24,980
Maine
$24,750
Massachusetts
$24,680
Kansas
$24,330
New York
$24,090
South Dakota
$24,010
California
$23,840
Missouri
$23,760
Kentucky
$23,710
Rhode Island
$23,530
Utah
$23,500
Maryland
$23,370
Colorado
$23,300
Indiana
$23,200
Hawaii
$23,160
Illinois
$23,130
Nebraska
$23,040
New Hampshire
$23,010
Montana
$22,880
Ohio
$22,840
Arizona
$22,680
Alabama
$22,660
Idaho
$22,660
Virginia
$22,400
Oklahoma
$22,210
Tennessee
$22,030
Delaware
$21,920
Michigan
$21,890
North Carolina
$21,850
Mississippi
$21,810
Arkansas
$21,740
Georgia
$21,440
Texas
$21,340
Wyoming
$21,130
South Carolina
$21,020
New Jersey
$20,750
Nevada
$20,540
Florida
$20,350
West Virginia
$19,740
Louisiana
$19,570
Virgin Islands
$19,140
New Mexico
$19,080
Guam
$18,990
Puerto Rico
$17,860



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