The average salary for a Packaging Engineer is $64,205 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Packaging Engineer Total Pay (?
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$48,502 - $92,663
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MEDIAN: $64,205
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Packaging Engineer Total Pay (?
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$14.97 - $40.54
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,502 - $92,663  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,899  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $8,109  
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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$47,331 - $97,715  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 835
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.97 - $40.54  
   
Overtime
$1.65 - $51.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $8,109  
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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$47,331 - $97,715  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 835
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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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Pay Difference By Location
San Jose
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Los Angeles
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Rochester
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National Average
$65,000
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Cincinnati
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Packaging Engineer Reviews

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

Late-Career
up arrow 40%
National Average
$65,000

Skills That Affect Packaging Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Office
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%
SAP Materials Management (SAP MM)
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National Average
$65,000
Packaging
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SolidWorks
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 212 votes.
Gender
Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%
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