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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
Northwest Minnesota 1,07081$18.42/hr$11.73/hr$13.93/hr$18.47/hr$23.06/hr$23.06/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining40$18.47/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities6,500$16.75/hr
Professional and Business Services1,080$13.90/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and Hospitality30$16.76/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 90$14.93/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 120$14.47/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 160$13.92/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 180$14.58/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 200$13.15/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 230$15.37/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 230$14.28/hr-14.7%
Southwest Balance of State 300$14.40/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 360$14.36/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 600$14.87/hr-6.0%
Southeast Balance of State 690$14.18/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 760$13.17/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 890$13.99/hr3.1%
Northwest Balance of State 980$18.74/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,070$18.47/hr-5.3%
Central Minnesota 1,170$13.17/hr3.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,960$17.38/hr3.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 5,440$17.39/hrN/A
Minnesota 9,140$16.75/hr1.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 3,980$18.61/hr3.8%
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 350$20.56/hr-3.1%
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 110$19.21/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.