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Paper Goods 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: $23.63
Statewide median: $23.81


This career pays below the statewide median wage.

Wages for Paper Goods Machine Operators *

Area Low Median High
$18.21 $22.42 $24.33
$19.31 $23.63 $29.70
Central Minnesota
$18.74 $23.34 $32.25
Northeast Minnesota
$23.34 $29.76 $29.76
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$19.28 $23.18 $24.70

* "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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In Minnesota, there are 1,950 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Paper Goods Machine Operators most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.


Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 2,035 new Paper Goods Machine Operators to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Paper Goods Machine Operators
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 102,300 94,900 -7,400 -7.3%
Minnesota 2,077 1,898 -179 -8.6%
Northeast Minnesota 647 576 -71 -11%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,122 1,038 -84 -7.5%

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


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