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Average Salary for Packaging Corporation of America Employees

Packaging Corporation of America employees typically bring home $65K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for Packaging Corporation of America employees is geography, though your experience level and your role at the company play a role as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Packaging Corporation of America typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Packaging Corporation of America
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Project Engineer (3)
$57,129 - $112,102  
[-]Project Engineer (3)
Salary$57,820 - $108,008  
Total Pay$57,129 - $112,102  
[+]Accountant (2)
$48,323 - $90,399  
[+]Accountant (2)
Salary$46,748 - $86,411  
Bonus$491.19 - $8,849  
Total Pay$48,323 - $90,399  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
United States (change)


Across its U.S. offices, the state of Ohio pays Packaging Corporation of America the most — about $91K annually on average.

Years of Experience

Staying at the company for five to ten years brings notable financial rewards; the average income in this window is $66K per year. To sum up, the greater portion of employees here (32 percent) have worked in their field for 20 years or more and now make $76K annually.


Earning $83K on average, Project Engineers receive the most money, followed by Accountants (around $65K).

Certifications and Degrees

Engineer in Trainings earn approximately $79K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming an OSHA 10 Hour Specialist can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $60K. Regarding salaries and education, Packaging Corporation of America pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most — $73K.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be AutoCAD; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $100K. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Office; on the survey, nearly one-fourth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Project Management, Microsoft Word, and Computer Aided Design.

Benefits and Perks

The vast majority of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Benefits include paid time off, but Packaging Corporation of America hands out more vacation days than sick days; over one-half of workers report receiving the former, but only 38 percent report receiving the latter. A fair portion of workers have health insurance, and benefits for most workers also include dental insurance. Advantages of working here also include a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats

60 %
40 %
$26,356 - $64,855
$72,500 - $100,000
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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