Project Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $83K annually on average; Accountants are next on the list, bringing in close to $65K, followed by Package Design Engineers earning approximately $53K and Accounting Associates making $31K.
Years of Experience
Average pay is about $63K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $55K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Packaging Corporation of America employees (30 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $76K per year on average.
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 ($65K) and Salt Lake City, Utah (approximately $53K). By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Tennessee, where the average salary is around $83K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Engineer in Trainings are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $79K annually. At Packaging Corporation of America, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at approximately $73K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Computer Aided Design; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $100K per year. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; close to one-fourth of Packaging Corporation of America's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and AutoCAD.
Benefits and Perks
Only one in three survey participants enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. Most employees contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. The vast majority of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of respondents also include dental insurance. Packaging Corporation of America folks also make good use of a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.