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Occupational Employment Statistics


53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand

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

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northeast Minnesota 25031$14.27/hr$11.69/hr$11.84/hr$14.21/hr$15.34/hr$18.31/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities4,810$15.64/hr
Professional and Business Services1,400$14.57/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 80$15.48/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 110$14.61/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 130$14.58/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 180$15.64/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 200$14.21/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 200$14.38/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 220$15.04/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 250$14.21/hr-14.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 270$12.68/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 380$15.39/hr-6.0%
Southeast Balance of State 530$15.40/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 570$15.60/hr3.1%
Northwest Balance of State 610$14.68/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 710$14.68/hr-5.3%
St Cloud MN MSA 820$12.27/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 1,200$12.27/hr3.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,530$15.69/hr3.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,970$15.70/hrN/A
Minnesota 7,750$15.64/hr1.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 6,860$15.43/hr3.8%
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 490$22.08/hr-3.1%
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 160$14.98/hr-7.6%

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