Salary for Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

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Also known as:  Box Fabricator, Carton Making Machine Operator, Corrugated Box Machine Operator, Corrugator Machine Operator, Corrugator Operator, Envelope Machine Operator, Napkin Machine Operator, Paper Bag Machine Operator, Paper Cone Machine Tender, Paper Machine Operator

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The main responsibilities of a paper goods machine operator and tender are to repair, assemble, inspect and operate paper goods machinery. These machines serve a variety of purposes, such as stitching, sealing, converting, or sawing paper or paperboard sheets into products. A high school degree or GED or above is needed to apply for this position. After being hired, employers usually require a few months to a year of formal on-site job training before official work can begin.

A Paper Goods Machine Setter/Operator will normally receive an average salary on a scale from $26,150 - $61,510 based on tenure level. can receive an average pay level of fourty-one thousand four hundred and eigthy dollars annually.

can get the best pay in Oregon, where they receive average pay scales of close to $52,950. People with this job title can make the highest salaries in Manufacturing, where they can earn job pay of $42,220.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 32.86 percent nationwide in that time.

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Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries:

Manufacturing
$42,220
Information
$41,710
Wholesale Trade
$35,110
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$34,330
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$33,970
Transportation and Warehousing
$32,460

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$30,930
Transportation and Warehousing
$32,460
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$33,970
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$34,330
Wholesale Trade
$35,110
Information
$41,710