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Hand Packers and Packagers

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: $13.60
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This career pays well below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Hand Packers and Packagers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$11.21 $12.74 $15.30
Minnesota
$11.86 $13.60 $16.13
Central Minnesota
$11.31 $12.13 $13.10
Northeast Minnesota
$11.30 $12.35 $15.81
Northwest Minnesota
$11.65 $13.12 $15.94
Southeast Minnesota
$13.19 $14.81 $17.32
Southwest Minnesota
$12.42 $14.84 $17.56
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$11.98 $13.86 $16.18

* "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 9,200 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Hand Packers and Packagers 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 14,571 new Hand Packers and Packagers 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 Hand Packers and Packagers
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 673,400 650,000 -23,400 -3.5%
Minnesota 10,431 10,165 -266 -2.6%
Central Minnesota 1,176 1,134 -42 -3.6%
Northeast Minnesota 241 204 -37 -15.4%
Northwest Minnesota 527 515 -12 -2.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,792 6,721 -71 -1%
Southwest Minnesota 865 778 -87 -10.1%


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