Packers and Packagers, Hand

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

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $9.07/hr
Median: $9.72/hr
Experienced: $11.26/hr

Current Employment
1,370 (2019)

Projected Employment
1,268 (2030)

Growth for Packers and Packagers, Hand

2019 Jobs2030 JobsChange (2019-2030)% Change (2019-2030)

Industries Employing Packers and Packagers, Hand

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2019)% of Occupation in Industry (2019)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2019)
Temporary Help Services24918.1%3.4%
Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores24317.7%4%
General Warehousing and Storage1339.7%4.6%
All Other Plastics Products Manufacturing433.2%3.1%
Meat Processed from Carcasses403%6.6%

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