Packers and Packagers, Hand

Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $9.04/hr
Median: $9.55/hr
Experienced: $10.60/hr

Current Employment
2,191 (2018)

Projected Employment
2,103 (2029)

Growth for Packers and Packagers, Hand

2018 Jobs2029 JobsChange (2018-2029)% Change (2018-2029)

Industries Employing Packers and Packagers, Hand

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2018)% of Occupation in Industry (2018)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2018)
Temporary Help Services40518.5%5.5%
Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores35816.3%5.7%
General Warehousing and Storage28613.1%9.3%
All Other Plastics Products Manufacturing803.6%4.4%
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters492.3%1.1%

Occupational Tasks

  • Load materials and products into package processing equipment.
  • Clean containers, materials, supplies, or work areas, using cleaning solutions and hand tools.
  • Record product, packaging, and order information on specified forms and records.
  • Examine and inspect containers, materials, and products to ensure that packing specifications are met.
  • Measure, weigh, and count products and materials