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Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

in Massachusetts

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

Occupation Projection for Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
519111  Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 7,588 8,008 420 5.54 % 369 518 42 929 High school diploma or equivalent 

Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Food Manufacturing    2,590  34 % 2,810  35 % 220  9 % $31,260
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    2,210  29 % 2,380  30 % 170  7 % $28,810
Administrative and Support Services    2,210  29 % 2,380  30 % 170  7 % $28,810
Paper Manufacturing    260  3 % 180  2 % -80  -29 % $31,670
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing    240  3 % 260  3 % 20  11 % $31,620
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing    220  3 % 230  3 % 10  6 % $31,770
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    190  2 % 190  2 % 0  1 % $30,270
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    190  2 % 210  3 % 20  13 % $36,760
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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