How much does a Packaging Machine Operator I make in the United States? The average Packaging Machine Operator I salary in the United States is $37,424 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $33,389 and $42,615. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Packaging Machine Operator I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Packaging Machine Operator I Salary $29,715 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Packaging Machine Operator I Salary $33,389 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Packaging Machine Operator I Salary $37,424 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Packaging Machine Operator I Salary $42,615 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Packaging Machine Operator I Salary $47,341 US May 28, 2024
25% $33,389 10% $29,715 90% $47,341 75% $42,615 $37,424 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Packaging Machine Operator I need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

1.

Commitment: An agreement or pledge to do something in the future a commitment to improve conditions at the prison especially : an engagement to assume a financial obligation at a future date.

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Container: Container is an object used for or capable of holding, esp for transport or storage, such as a carton, box, etc.

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5S: Stands for sort, sustain, set in order, standardized and shine. 5 tips that are designed to achieve clean, uncluttered, safe, and well organized workplace for a more systematized work flow.

Commitment 3.55%
Container 2.55%
5S 1.37%
Others 92.53%
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Job Description for Packaging Machine Operator I

Packaging Machine Operator I sets up and operates a packaging machine in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. Fills, secures, and labels containers according to company and/or customer specifications. Being a Packaging Machine Operator I verifies goods packaged against package invoices. Reads and interprets blueprints and diagrams to select, position and secure machinery. Additionally, Packaging Machine Operator I adjusts machine settings to complete tasks accurately, according to specifications, and in a timely fashion. Documents inventory number and weight, and organizes packages. May make minor repairs to packaging equipment as needed. May have to complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Packaging Machine Operator I works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Packaging Machine Operator I

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Packaging Machine Operator I, the first career path typically progresses to Extrusion Operator, Sr..

The second career path typically starts with an Injection Molding Machine Operator II position, and then progresses to Injection Molding Machine Operator III.

The third career path typically starts with a Machine Operator II position, and then progresses to Machine Operator Supervisor.

Additionally, the fourth career path typically starts with a Machinist II position, and then progresses to Machine Shop Production Supervisor I.

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Packaging Machine Operator I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Packaging Machine Operator I, the highest Packaging Machine Operator I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Packaging Machine Operator I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Packaging Machine Operator I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Packaging Machine Operator I salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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