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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Packers and Packagers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$33,960
75th Percentile Wage
$26,050
50th Percentile Wage
$20,330
25th Percentile Wage
$18,260
10th Percentile Wage
$17,040

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 $33,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $20,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,040. Notice 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.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $20,330 1.80%
2013 $19,970 0.30%
2012 $19,910 0.20%
2011 $19,870 1.22%
2010 $19,630 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for packers and packagers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 3.57%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.30%. We also note that the average annual wage had a very small growth of 0.20% in 2012 and a moderate growth of 1.22% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Packers and Packagers vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Packers and Packagers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of packers and packagers in 18 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 packers and packagers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $41,780. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $19,020).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$41,780
Transportation and Warehousing
$26,510
Mining
$23,370
Manufacturing
$23,170
Wholesale Trade
$22,510
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$22,500
Construction
$22,330
Educational Services
$21,720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$21,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$20,640
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$20,530
Accommodation and Food Services
$19,750
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$19,720
Information
$19,680
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$19,440
Health Care and Social Assistance
$19,370
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$19,360
Retail Trade
$19,020

Table 5. 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 $17,560 to $25,510. The highest paying state for packers and packagers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $25,510. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $17,560. 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
$25,510
Connecticut
$24,550
Wyoming
$24,290
Pennsylvania
$23,760
District of Columbia
$23,700
Washington
$23,390
Wisconsin
$22,840
Vermont
$22,750
New Hampshire
$22,350
Massachusetts
$22,020
Ohio
$21,890
Nebraska
$21,730
New York
$21,670
Maine
$21,570
Minnesota
$21,520
South Dakota
$21,360
Arkansas
$21,350
Delaware
$21,220
Indiana
$21,120
Hawaii
$20,950
Illinois
$20,950
South Carolina
$20,710
North Carolina
$20,680
Oregon
$20,680
Utah
$20,670
North Dakota
$20,640
West Virginia
$20,530
Kentucky
$20,490
Louisiana
$20,470
Oklahoma
$20,240
Missouri
$20,100
Michigan
$20,050
California
$19,910
Nevada
$19,850
Georgia
$19,780
New Jersey
$19,650
Maryland
$19,640
Mississippi
$19,600
Alabama
$19,580
Virginia
$19,550
Kansas
$19,510
Colorado
$19,480
Rhode Island
$19,350
Tennessee
$19,230
Iowa
$19,190
Texas
$19,070
Arizona
$19,060
Montana
$19,040
Florida
$19,020
Idaho
$19,020
New Mexico
$18,730
Virgin Islands
$17,870
Puerto Rico
$17,700
Guam
$17,560