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Carpenter Packing Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$53,110 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Carpenter Packing is $53,110 a year and $26 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Carpenter Packing is between $39,118 and $64,782. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Fabricates wooden crates or boxes, using woodworking handtools and powered tools, and packs such items as machinery, vehicles, or other large or odd-shaped products: reads blueprints, shipping notices, and other specifications, and inspects product to determine size and shape of container, materials to be used, and types of supports and braces to be used.
  • Lays out dimensions on materials with ruler, measuring tape, and pencil.
  • Saws materials to size, using handsaws and powered saws.
  • Assembles materials, using nailing or stapling machine, screws, bolts, glue, and handtools.
  • Places product in container, manually or using hoist.
  • Bolts heavy pieces to bottom of container or skid.
  • Wraps and pads product with excelsior, paper or other packing material.
  • Builds crate around large or odd-shaped articles.
  • Nails cover on crate.
  • Wraps and tightens metal bands around crate, using banding equipment.
  • Attaches identification labels or stencils containing such information as shipping destination, weight, and type of product contained on crate.
  • Repairs broken crates.
  • May cover military tanks and other equipment with neoprene or other protective covering to protect them during shipment.
  • May count items to be packed to ensure compliance with shipping orders.
  • May weigh loaded crate.
  • May move container to shipping area, and move lumber, paper, and other wrapping supplies to crating area, using hand or industrial truck.
  • May sharpen saw blades, using file.
  • May be designated according to item crated as machinery crater; refrigerator crater, or specific duty perfor.
Carpenter Packing Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Carpenters

Job family population: 693,050

Estimated population of Carpenter Packing jobs: 3,216

Rate of error: 0.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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