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Packaging and Filling Machine Operators

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $17.36
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Packaging and Filling Machine Operators *

Area Low Median High
U S
$12.48 $15.12 $19.15
Minnesota
$14.11 $17.36 $21.34
Central Minnesota
$13.98 $16.40 $19.22
Northeast Minnesota
$13.58 $16.35 $22.18
Northwest Minnesota
$13.65 $17.13 $21.19
Southeast Minnesota
$16.79 $20.02 $23.40
Southwest Minnesota
$14.74 $17.33 $19.85
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$13.42 $16.59 $20.81

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 9,220 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Packaging and Filling Machine Operators most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing low growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 12,553 new Packaging and Filling Machine Operators to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 394,900 400,000 5,000 1.3%
Minnesota 10,469 10,717 248 2.4%
Central Minnesota 1,597 1,754 157 9.8%
Northeast Minnesota 67 68 1 1.5%
Northwest Minnesota 1,062 1,115 53 5%
Southeast Minnesota 1,681 1,730 49 2.9%
Southwest Minnesota 1,130 1,107 -23 -2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,008 5,185 177 3.5%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.