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Machine Operator Packaging Salary

$31,020 (USD)

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Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Machine Operator Packaging is $31,020 a year and $15 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Machine Operator Packaging is between $23,983 and $36,732. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Tends machine that performs one or more packaging functions, such as filling, marking, labeling, banding, tying, packing, or wrapping containers: starts machine and observes operation to detect malfunctions of machine.
  • Stops machine and reports malfunction to supervisor.
  • Makes minor adjustments or repairs, such as opening valves, changing forming and cutting dies, setting guides, or clearing away damaged product containers.
  • Inspects filled container to ensure that product is packaged according to specifications.
  • May feed product to conveyors, hoppers, or other feeding devices and unload packaged product.
  • May replenish packaging supplies, such as wrapping paper, plastic sheet, boxes, cartons, glue, ink, or labels.
  • May mount supplies on spindles or place supplies in hopper or other feeding devices.
  • May position and hold container in machine and depress pedal, press button, or move lever to clean, glue, label, sew, or staple container.
  • May cut stencils and stencil information on container, such as lot number or shipping destination.
  • May tally number of units of product packaged or record information, such as size, weight, and type of products packaged.
  • May be designated according to specific function or functions performed by machine tended as bottle washer, machine ii; capping-machine operator; container-maker-filler-packer operator; filling-machine operator; labeler, machine; wrapping-machine operator.
  • May be designated: aerosol-line operator; bag printer; blis.
Machine Operator Packaging Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 392,910

Estimated population of Machine Operator Packaging jobs: 9,457

Rate of error: 1.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City...

Machine Operator Packaging Job Listings for United States

Packaging and Machine Operator I-BU13PS8740
May 24
Brighton, CO, USA
Operator I Duration : 6 months contract This is not a "temporary" role. Evaluation of contract ... JOB SUMMARY: Oversee smooth operation of production line including cartridge packaging, lid ...
Machine Operator
May 23
Redlands, CA, USA
UI Medical LLC
... packaging machinery to manufacture products at the highest quality and efficiency standards. • ... operators as a team to achieve safety, quality, and production goals. • Meet or exceed quality ...
Machine Operator (Food Production)
May 16
Hayward, CA, USA
Staffing Network/QPA
Staffing Network/QPA - Machine Operator (Food Production) - Hayward, CA Great Opportunity! A Well ... Ensure product ingredients match packaging material along with monitoring package appearance ...
MillerCoors Machine Operator Golden, CO - Golden, CO
May 16
Golden, CO, USA
Nexus Staffing Solutions
We are seeking skilled Machine Operators to join our team within one of Colorado's largest ... Stack and sort cut material for packaging, further processing, or shipping, according to types and ...
Machine Operator
Apr 19
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Unix Packaging, Inc.
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