Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (51-9111)

Occupation description:  Operate or tend machines to prepare industrial or consumer products for storage or shipment. Includes cannery workers who pack food products.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 101106 5.01 44
United States 378,400382,200 1.0380 13,49013,870

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.869.4810.84 13.6017.7722.90
Alaska 14.149.7610.38 12.2215.4221.80
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 16.9710.7212.62 14.5119.9128.05
Balance of State 11.939.769.91 11.0512.9416.26

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
12021 17.541.0 29.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation47
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation12
UI claimants previously working in occupation17
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 148
Number of job position postings 27
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Energy Isolation (NSTC and OSHA Offered)