Packers and Packagers, Hand

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

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $8.74/hr
Median: $9.28/hr
Experienced: $10.25/hr

Current Employment
2,594 (2017)

Projected Employment
2,608 (2028)

Growth for Packers and Packagers, Hand

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

Industries Employing Packers and Packagers, Hand

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2019)% of Occupation in Industry (2019)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2019)
Temporary Health Services24918.1%3.4%
Supermarkets and Other Grocery (Except Convenience) Stores24317.7%4%
General Warehousing and Storage1339.7%4.6%
All Other Plastics Product 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.