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Packaging Engineer Salary

A Packaging Engineer earns an average salary of $65,203 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$49,019 - $90,722
(Median)
$49K
$65K
$91K
MEDIAN: $65,203
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90%

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$14.29 - $38.57
(Median)
$14
$26
$39
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$49,019 - $90,722  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,775  
Profit Sharing
$723 - $8,339  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,103 - $95,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 747
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.29 - $38.57  
   
Overtime
$17.71 - $50.75  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,775  
   
Profit Sharing
$723 - $8,339  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$48,103 - $95,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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Job Description for Packaging Engineer

Packaging engineers are responsible for developing effective packaging models for their organization, using a variety of tools and software applications to create packaging that fits projects' requirements. One of their main responsibilities is to analyze materials and propose changes to increase efficiency and optimize use of company resources. Packaging engineers generate ideas that help with implementation and testing processes, and they also use a personal computer to create designs with specific packaging characteristics. Packaging engineers create innovative solutions for structural packaging based on business concepts, build strong business relationships with internal departments, and incorporate consumer and industry research into packaging offerings. These engineers must have an understanding of pricing architecture and model costs, in addition to possible obstacles in the testing phase. They complete complex reports about the packaging components and possible changes to improve maneuverability of the final product. They work well in a team environment with other packaging specialists and engineers and report their progress to the packaging director or manager in their department.

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Packaging Engineer Tasks

  • Analyzes and develops design options for structure, systems, and components.
  • Determines manpower and cost estimates for packaging procedures.
  • Evaluates packaging and transporting methods and procedures.
  • Identifies packaging materials to eliminate damage or contamination of shipments.

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What is it like working as a Packaging Engineer?

Packaging Engineer in Dallas:
"The Supervisor."
Pros: Packaging Science is a unique skill and having an appreciation for the powerful effect that packaging can have on the ability of it to protect the customers end product is awesome.
Cons: The need to monitor and budget shipping material expenses.

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Experience Affects Packaging Engineer Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Packaging Engineer Salaries


Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

National Average
$66,000

Packaging
up arrow 1%

SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%

SolidWorks
up arrow 5%

up arrow 6%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 7%