Average Salary for Packaging Corporation of America Employees

Packaging Corporation of America pays its employees $63K per year on average. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at Packaging Corporation of America, but your experience level and where you live affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Project Engineers earn the highest median pay at $83K annually, followed by Accountants ($65K), Package Design Engineers (around $53K), and Customer Service Representatives (approximately $33K). On the lower end are Accounting Associates at $31K on average.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $55K per year. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $63K annually. Overall, the greater share of Packaging Corporation of America folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average about $76K per year.


Residents of Ashland, Ohio pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $74K annually; other top-paying cities include Boise, Idaho (approximately $65K) and Salt Lake City, Utah (around $54K). Packaging Corporation of America workers in Tennessee earn the most — $83K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to about $79K annually for Engineer in Trainings, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The best paid folks at Packaging Corporation of America have a Bachelor's Degree, earning approximately $73K per year.


When it comes to skills, AutoCAD seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $92K annually. A garden variety skill at Packaging Corporation of America is Microsoft Excel; roughly one in four of Packaging Corporation of America's people use it regularly. Other top skills include Project Management, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Only 30 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Packaging Corporation of America sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. At Packaging Corporation of America, most employees have health insurance, and most survey participants have dental coverage. Packaging Corporation of America employees also enjoy perks such as a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

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$26,553 - $64,560
$53,129 - $102,439
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