What do they do?

Pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials.

Also known as:

Bagger, Boxer, Crater, Mini Shifter, Order Packer, Pack Out Operator, Packager, Packaging Specialist, Packer, Picker and Packer, Sacker, Selector Packer, Utility Bagger

Typical Wages

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Packers and Packagers, Hand is projected to grow 4 percent from 2020 to 2030, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment in VA

No Data Available
  • 4.4%

    Change

    Ranks #32 in job growth rate
    1,100

    Job Openings

    Ranks #24 in net job growth

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (<1%)
  • Master's degree  (1%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (6%)
  • Associate's degree  (6%)
  • Some college, no degree  (16%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (41%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (29%)

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Inspect cargo to ensure it is properly loaded or secured.
  • Inspect work to ensure standards are met.
  • Measure product or material dimensions.
  • Weigh materials to ensure compliance with specifications.
  • Remove debris or damaged materials.
  • Move materials, equipment, or supplies.
  • Record details of deliveries or shipments.
  • Set up material handling gear or equipment, such as rigging, packaging, or temporary structures.
  • Sort materials or objects for processing or transport.
  • Load materials into equipment for processing.
  • Mark materials or objects for identification.
  • Clean facilities or work areas.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Logo Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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