A Packaging Engineer earns an average salary of $65,271 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$49,800 - $90,269
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MEDIAN: $65,270
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$15.65 - $44.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$49,800 - $90,269  
   
Bonus
$1,015 - $10,091  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,851  
Total Pay (?
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$49,210 - $93,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 598
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.65 - $44.49  
   
Overtime
$10.30 - $52.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,015 - $10,091  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,851  
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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$49,210 - $93,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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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

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

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National Average: $66,844

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Q: 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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Key Stats for Packaging Engineer

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Packaging Engineer Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Packaging Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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