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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 500149$14.90/hr$10.97/hr$12.11/hr$14.26/hr$17.19/hr$19.98/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities3,460$13.38/hr
Professional and Business Services2,080$13.16/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services160$15.18/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2018-2028
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$12.07/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 40$14.54/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 110$12.41/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 110$15.73/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 190$13.76/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 200$11.68/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 210$13.44/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 260$13.21/hr-15.4%
Southeast Balance of State 280$13.58/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 370$14.38/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 470$15.30/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 480$15.30/hr-10.1%
Northwest Balance of State 480$14.33/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 500$14.26/hr-2.3%
Central Minnesota 1,760$11.94/hr-3.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,910$14.47/hr-1.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 5,380$14.42/hrN/A
Minnesota 7,590$14.07/hr-2.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2018-2028
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 5,590$16.49/hr2.4%
Foundry Mold and Coremakers 450$20.83/hr-10.2%
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 250$14.33/hr7.8%

  • 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.