How Much Do Paper Goods Operators Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators And Tenders

Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators And Tenders set up, operate, or tend paper goods machines that perform a variety of functions, such as converting, sawing, corrugating, banding, wrapping, boxing, stitching, forming, or sealing paper or paperboard sheets into products.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$41480 per year
Hourly wage
$20 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$26,150 to $31,320 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $15 per hour

Entry-level Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $26,150 to $31,320 per year or $13 to $15 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $30 $61,510
Senior (Top 25%) $24 $50,000
Middle (Mid 50%) $19 $39,820
Junior (Bottom 25%) $15 $31,320
No experience (Bottom 10%) $13 $26,150

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
OR $25 $52,950
SC $24 $50,360
ID $24 $50,260
AL $24 $49,800
WA $24 $49,230
OK $23 $47,010
GA $22 $44,810
NV $21 $44,450
WI $21 $44,310
VA $21 $44,180

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Paper Goods Machine Setter, Operator and Tender is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like OR doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at OR might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Paper Goods Operators are in the states of OR, SC, ID, AL and WA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills $51820 $24.91
Chemical Manufacturing $42270 $20.32
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers $41710 $20.05
Dairy Product Manufacturing $40720 $19.58
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing $39510 $18.99
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $37360 $17.96
Printing and Related Support Activities $36860 $17.72
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing $36760 $17.67
Other Food Manufacturing $35860 $17.24
Support Activities for Crop Production $33970 $16.33
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services $33220 $15.97
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $32850 $15.79
Warehousing and Storage $32480 $15.61
Machinery Manufacturing $32300 $15.53
Plastics Product Manufacturing $32110 $15.44
Animal Slaughtering and Processing $31890 $15.33
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing $31550 $15.17
Employment Services $30940 $14.88

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