Packers and Packagers, Hand
SOC: 53-7064.00

Description:

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


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
695,400 employed

Projected (2024):
706,900 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Agricultural Produce Packer
  • Ampoule Sealer
  • Apple Packing Header
  • Bag Filler
  • Bag Loader
  • Bag Sealer
  • Bagger
  • Band Shover
  • Bandoleer Packer
  • Barrel Filler
  • Batt Packer
  • Bin Filler
  • Binder and Wrapper Packer
  • Blueprint Trimmer
  • Book Packer
  • Bottling Line Attendant
  • Box Order Person
  • Box Packer
  • Boxer
  • Bulb Packer
  • Bulk Filler
  • Bulker
  • Bundle Packer
  • Bundle Person
  • Bundle Tier
  • Bundle Wrapper
  • Bundler
  • Burlap Roll Coverer
  • Burlapper
  • Butcherette
  • Butter Wrapper
  • Caddy Packer
  • Cake Icer and Packer
  • Cake Wrapper
  • Can Top Setter
  • Candy Packer
  • Card Boxer
  • Carrier Packer
  • Carton Wrapper
  • Case Filler
  • Case Folder
  • Case Liner
  • Case Packer
  • Case Sealer
  • Caser
  • Cellophane Worker
  • Cellophaner
  • Checker and Packer
  • Cheese Wrapper
  • Cigar Packer
  • Cigar Wrapper
  • Citrus Fruit Packer
  • Cloth Bolt Bander
  • Cloth Packer
  • Consolidator
  • Container Filler
  • Cooky Packer
  • Core Loader
  • Cotton Tier
  • Courtesy Clerk
  • Crate Liner
  • Crater
  • Crater and Packer
  • Crucible Packer
  • Cube Machine Tender
  • Curing Pickling Packer
  • Dental Floss Packer
  • Egg Caser
  • Egg Crater
  • Egg Packer
  • Electric Blanket Packer
  • Export Packer
  • Fancy Packer
  • Fish Egg Packer
  • Fish Packer
  • Floor Worker
  • Floorperson
  • Foil Wrapper
  • Food Handler
  • Food Packer
  • Fruit Packer
  • Furniture Crater
  • Furniture Packer
  • Gift Basket Packer
  • Gift Packer
  • Gift Wrapper
  • Glove Wrapper
  • Gold Leaf Laborer
  • Grain Packer
  • Grain Sacker
  • Greens Tier
  • Grocery Bagger
  • Grocery Packer
  • Grocery Store Bagger
  • Grocery Store Courtesy Clerk
  • Hand Bander
  • Hand Packager
  • Hand Packer
  • Hand Packer/Packager
  • Hand Plug Shaper
  • Hand Singer
  • Handkerchief Folder
  • Handkerchief Sample Clerk
  • Heel Packer
  • Hogshead Filler
  • Hosiery Bagger
  • Icer
  • Inserter
  • Inspector Packer
  • Inspector-Packer
  • Issue Clerk
  • Jack Prizer
  • Kit Assembler
  • Knockdown Man
  • Knockdown Worker
  • Laborer
  • Line Out Man
  • Line Out Worker
  • Linen Folder
  • Linen Supply Load-Builder
  • Linker
  • Load Builder
  • Locker Plant Attendant
  • Machine Operator
  • Machine Pack Assembler
  • Material Handler
  • Meat Packager
  • Meat Packer
  • Meat Wrapper
  • Mini Shifter
  • Mophead Trimmer and Wrapper
  • Nip Wrapper
  • Nuts and Bolts Assembler
  • Olive Packer
  • Operator
  • Order Packer
  • Order Packer or Packager
  • Order Picker
  • Pack Out Operator
  • Package Liner
  • Package Maker
  • Package Sealer
  • Package Wrapper
  • Packager
  • Packager or Packer and Weigher
  • Packer
  • Packer and Carry Out
  • Packer Fuser
  • Packer-Fuser
  • Packing Clerk
  • Packing Line Worker
  • Packing Room Worker
  • Palletizer
  • Paper Pattern Folder
  • Parcel Wrapper
  • Pastry Wrapper
  • Picker and Packer
  • Pill Packer
  • Plastic Bubble Packer
  • Poultry Dressing Worker
  • Poultry Packer
  • Pretzel Packer
  • Primer Boxer
  • Prizer
  • Prizer Hand
  • Produce Wrapper
  • Repack Room Worker
  • Repacker
  • Rope Tier
  • Rosin Barrel Filler
  • Sacker
  • Sample Wrapper
  • Sampler
  • Sandwich Wrapper
  • Sausage Linker
  • Sausage Stringer
  • Sausage Wrapper
  • Seed Packer
  • Selector Packer
  • Shake Packer
  • Shallot Packer
  • Shingle Packer
  • Shingle Weaver
  • Shipping Clerk
  • Shipping Clerk, Crating
  • Shipping Clerk, Packing
  • Shoe Packer
  • Shot Bagger
  • Shrimp Packer
  • Singer
  • Snuff Box Finisher
  • Table Worker, Packager
  • Tie Up Worker
  • Tier
  • Timber Packer
  • Tobacco Prizer
  • Toy Packer
  • Tube Wrapper
  • Utility Bagger
  • Utility Technician
  • Vegetable Packer
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Wiener Packer
  • Wool Sacker
  • Wrapper
  • Wrapper Off
  • Wrapping Clerk
  • Yarn Packer
  • Yarn Wrapper


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Mark and label containers, container tags, or products, using marking tools.
  • Measure, weigh, and count products and materials.
  • Examine and inspect containers, materials, and products to ensure that packing specifications are met.
  • Record product, packaging, and order information on specified forms and records.
  • Remove completed or defective products or materials, placing them on moving equipment such as conveyors or in specified areas such as loading docks.
  • Seal containers or materials, using glues, fasteners, nails, and hand tools.
  • Load materials and products into package processing equipment.
  • Assemble, line, and pad cartons, crates, and containers, using hand tools.
  • Clean containers, materials, supplies, or work areas, using cleaning solutions and hand tools.
  • Transport packages to customers' vehicles.
  • Place or pour products or materials into containers, using hand tools and equipment, or fill containers from spouts or chutes.
  • Obtain, move, and sort products, materials, containers, and orders, using hand tools.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Bagging machines
  • Bundling equipment
  • Carton closing staplers
  • Clamshell sealers
  • Claw hammers
  • Combination polypropylene strapping tools
  • Computer scanners
  • Computerized scales
  • Electric tabletop staplers
  • Electronic water-activated tape dispensers
  • Foot-operated staplers
  • Forklifts
  • Glue guns
  • Heat sealers
  • Heat shrink guns
  • Industrial scales
  • Label applicators
  • Label printers
  • Manual hand staplers
  • Measuring tapes
  • Pallet jacks
  • Personal computers
  • Pistol grip tape dispensers
  • Plastic strap crimpers
  • Pneumatic foot-operated staplers
  • Pneumatic roll staplers
  • Pneumatic stick staplers
  • Power nailers
  • Power saws
  • Power tackers
  • Shrink wrap machines
  • Staple guns
  • Stencil brushes
  • Stencil machines
  • Stencil rollers
  • Straight screwdrivers
  • Strap cutters
  • Strap sealers
  • Strap tensioners
  • Strapping machines
  • Stretch wrap dispensers
  • Stretch wrapping machines
  • Utility knives
  • Vacuum packagers
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Data entry software
  • Inventory tracking software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • SAP software
  • Spreadsheet software


  • transportation and material moving


    industry stats

    SOC: 53-0000

    Total Employed: 9,536,610

    Average Annual Salary: $35,160