Project Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $83K per year; Package Design Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $53K, while Customer Service Representatives and Accounting Associates rank near the top as well ($33K and $31K, respectively).
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $63K annually on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $55K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (29 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $80K annually.
Residents of Ashland, Ohio pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $74K per year; other top-paying cities include Boise, Idaho (about $65K) and Salt Lake City, Utah ($54K). By state, the highest pay levels are found in Tennessee, where the average Packaging Corporation of America employee makes $83K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Engineer in Trainings are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $79K per year. At Packaging Corporation of America, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at $73K.
In this position, it pays to have AutoCAD in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $92K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Packaging Corporation of America is Microsoft Excel, with close to one-fourth considering it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Project Management, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Only 29 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Almost all survey participants save for retirement through Packaging Corporation of America's 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all workers, and for a large number of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Some other advantages of working at Packaging Corporation of America are a company cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.