Salary for Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

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Also known as:  Bottle Capper, Bottle Line Worker, Bottle Packer, Can Filler, Can Sealer, Keg Filler, Potato Chip Packaging Machine Operator, Tea Bag Packer helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

These workers prepare consumer and industrial products for storage and shipment. This job may or may not be dangerous, depending on the types of products being stored and shipped. A high school degree or GED is almost always necessary to be considered for this job. Most of the time, an employer will require up to one year of formal on-site job training as well.

A Packaging or Filling Machine Operator can get salaries in a range of $23,670 to $51,080 based on experience. will most likely receive an average wage of thirty-five thousand two hundred and twenty dollars per annum.

obtain the highest pay in Wyoming, where they can receive an average salary rate of near $46,090. People in this job function are paid most highly in Public Administration, where they get pay of $46,100.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 46.08 percent nationwide in that time.


Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Retail Trade