Automated Packaging Systems Technician Career Outlook

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WITC Automated Packaging Systems Technician Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field


WITC Automated Packaging Systems Technician Graduate Survey Responses 2016-2017

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$45,756 - $82,000

Range of Yearly Salary




Typical positions available after graduation include:

A food packaging system in a a manufacturing plant

Packaging Systems Assembler


A packaging assembler at work

Packaging Systems Operator

Additional opportunities include:

  • Maintenance Technician

  • Field Service Technician

  • Line Mechanic/Adjuster

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your two-year Automated Packaging Systems Technician technical diploma at WITC, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Articulation Agreements

The Automated Packaging Systems Technician program at WITC has articulation agreements with UW-Green Bay and UW-Stout. 

Potential careers available with further education include:

  • High School Technology Education Instructor
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

Potential Starting Wages:

  • $45,756–$82,000

Hear From Graduates

"The packaging industry is a lot like the computer industry. It's always changing; it's always on the cutting edge. You have to be motivated and dive into it or you'll be left in the dust."

Ben Cernohous, Automated Packaging Systems Technician graduate

The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2017 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled April 2018. 


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