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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 7484 13.54 510
United States 383,000389,700 1.718,300 25,70044,670

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 15.389.8211.31 14.1118.3123.34
Alaska 12.149.8110.03 10.9913.1616.87
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 13.7610.1811.03 12.4515.1018.72
Balance of State 11.899.8110.03 10.8412.5616.39

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
9310 10.841.7 31.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation37
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation14
UI claimants previously working in occupation20
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 162
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 40.5

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)