Average Salary for Packaging Corporation of America Employees

The average Packaging Corporation of America employee earns $63K annually. Packaging Corporation of America paychecks are largely negotiated based on your role at the company, though how long you've been working and geography are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Earning approximately $84K per year on average, Project Engineers receive the most money, followed by Package Design Engineers ($53K), Customer Service Representatives (around $33K), and Accounting Associates ($31K).

Years of Experience

Average pay is about $63K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $56K per year on average. The largest slice of the Packaging Corporation of America workforce (29 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, approximately $69K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($75K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Ashland, Ohio ($74K), Manistee, Mich. (around $68K), and Boise, Idaho ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Salt Lake City, Utah — at about $54K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Packaging Corporation of America workers in Wisconsin earn the most — $104K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $86K per year for Certified Professional Engineers; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to approximately $74K annually for accredited Engineer in Trainings. Regarding salaries and education, Packaging Corporation of America pays those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) the most — $82K.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be People Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $104K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; just under a third consider it a key competency. Key skills also include Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Computer Aided Design.

Benefits and Perks

The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 30 percent. Most survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Almost all respondents report having health insurance, and a large number of survey participants report having dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Packaging Corporation of America


38 %
62 %
$26,791 - $64,472
$52,491 - $105,665
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.
$65,019 - $85,459
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

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