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Packer

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 Do

Packers 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.

Licensing

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.

License to Work

The data and information here come from IJ’s License to Work report, released in November 2017.

States Ranked by Average Licensing Burden for 102 Lower-Income Occupations

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Based on data released in November 2017

State Licensing Requirements

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Burden Rank State States Licensed Fees Estimated Calendar Days Lost Education Experience Exams Minimum Grade Minimum Age
1 Maine 6 $50 0 0 0 0
2 Minnesota 6 $40 0 0 0 0
3 Oklahoma 6 $35 0 0 0 0
4 Maryland 6 $30 0 0 0 0
5 New Mexico 6 $25 0 0 0 0
6 Kentucky 6 $20 0 0 0 0