Average Salary for Packaging Corporation of America Employees

Packaging Corporation of America employees typically bring home $65K annually. Where you live primarily drives compensation; however, how long you've been working and your role at the company are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Packaging Corporation of America. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Project Engineer (3)
$56,859 - $111,052  
[-]Project Engineer (3)
Salary$57,226 - $108,251  
Total Pay$56,859 - $111,052  
[+]Accounting Associate (2)
$22,986 - $45,271  
[+]Accounting Associate (2)
Salary$24,843 - $44,954  
Total Pay$22,986 - $45,271  
[+]Accountant (2)
$47,693 - $88,431  
[+]Accountant (2)
Salary$47,555 - $88,030  
Bonus$585 - $11,085  
Total Pay$47,693 - $88,431  
[+]Package Design Engineer (2)
$28,744 - $70,611  
[+]Package Design Engineer (2)
Salary$32,393 - $69,070  
Bonus$414.89 - $5,973  
Total Pay$28,744 - $70,611  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Across its U.S. offices, the state of Ohio pays Packaging Corporation of America the most — $91K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years tend to make $66K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make approximately $76K annually.


Project Engineers earn the highest median pay at about $83K, followed by Accountants ($65K).

Certifications and Degrees

Engineer in Trainings earn around $79K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Salaries typically rise to approximately $60K per year for accredited OSHA 10 Hour Specialists. Packaging Corporation of America compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at about $73K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report AutoCAD among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $100K. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Office; on the survey, nearly one in four of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Project Management, Microsoft Word, and Computer Aided Design.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, the company is more lenient about vacation than it is about illness; a little over a half of workers get vacation time, whereas 38 percent get paid sick leave. Packaging Corporation of America sponsors a 401(k) program, and almost all employees use this option to save for their retirement. For most workers, benefits include health insurance, and a fair portion of workers get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are a company cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Packaging Corporation of America


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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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