License required in 6 states
102nd most burdensome licensing requirements among moderate-income occupations
88th most heavily regulated occupation among moderate-income occupations
What They DoPackers pack or package by hand a wide variety of products and materials. This report looks at what is required to run one’s own packing or packaging business only.
Six states require packers to obtain licenses. Each requires only payment of a fee, ranging from $20 in Kentucky to $50 in Maine—$33 on average. These requirements make packer the least burdensome of the 102 occupations studied. However, because a few states license packers, the occupation ranks as the 88th most widely and onerously licensed.