Average Salary for Caraustar Industries Employees

Headquartered in Austell, Ga., Caraustar Industries offers a range of employment opportunities in the paperboard mills, from Process Engineer to Plant Manager of Manufacturing. A salary of $61K per year is the median rate at Caraustar Industries. Your experience level primarily drives compensation; however, your job title is also reported as a secondary influence on salary at Caraustar Industries. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

Austell, Georgia 30106

Paperboard Mills

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Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $70K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $54K per year. The largest fraction of Caraustar Industries people (31 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn approximately $70K annually on average.


Within the firm, employees working in Alabama take home the most — $106K per year on average.


Earning around $87K annually on average, Process Engineers receive the most money, followed by Plant Managers of Manufacturing (about $79K) and Account Managers (around $62K).

Certifications and Degrees

Being an Engineer in Training certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $87K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications with credentials; these people earn $72K annually on average. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) at Caraustar Industries — these employees make the most at about $122K per year.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Process Improvement; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $87K annually. Account Management is a popular skill in the Caraustar Industries workforce; just under one in three of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Leadership, Microsoft Word, and Manufacturing Process Engineering are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Caraustar Industries provides an optional 401(k) plan, and nearly all workers participate. A large number of workers can count on health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit.

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Key Stats for Caraustar Industries


25 %
75 %
$59,780 - $94,000
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
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