Packers and Packagers, Hand

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

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $8.65/hr
Median: $9.12/hr
Experienced: $10.08/hr

Current Employment
2,804 (2016)

Projected Employment
2,894 (2025)

Growth for Packers and Packagers, Hand

2015 Jobs2025 JobsChange (2015-2025)% Change (2015-2025)

Industries Employing Packers and Packagers, Hand

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2016)% of Occupation in Industry (2016)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2016)
Temporary Help Services53819.2%6.3%
Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores47116.8%7.8%
General Warehousing and Storage31811.3%9.9%
All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing1154.1%5.8%
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters1003.6%2.1%

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.