Packers and Packagers, Hand (53-7064)

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

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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 633618 -2.442 5192
United States 710,800723,800 1.848,600 58,500108,400

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 12.228.819.71 11.2713.7817.53
Alaska 15.9110.0812.35 14.7419.1423.41
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 15.6110.0812.27 14.2719.0823.18
Fairbanks North Star Borough 17.7710.0814.71 17.4820.5625.13
Southeast Region 14.9810.0812.05 14.3117.6421.55
Balance of State 16.6310.0710.08 16.1519.4326.20

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
878111 12.610.1 7.2
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation243
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation16
UI claimants previously working in occupation57
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 561
Number of job position postings 131
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.3

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

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Long Hours on the ’Slime Line’ (November 2012)

Alaska’s Traveling Seafood Workforce (February 2006)