Structural Packaging Designer Salary

An average Structural Packaging Designer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $50K annually. Job satisfaction for Structural Packaging Designers is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Men working as Structural Packaging Designers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,114 - $79,766
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,126
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$13.59 - $30.34
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$14
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,114 - $79,766  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,537  
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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$35,060 - $77,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.59 - $30.34  
   
Overtime
$19.63 - $44.85  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,537  
   
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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$35,060 - $77,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Structural Packaging Designer

Structural packaging designers work to develop and improve packaging for consumer products and often focus on developing durable, cost-efficient, and easy-to-produce structures for packaging. These designers may work either for companies which produce consumer products or consulting firms which create products according to clients' needs. Packaging may involve plastic wrapping, cardboard boxes, and protective shipping materials, among other materials, and these designers will conduct regular tests on products to determine where improvements or replacements should be made. The job may also involve developing packaging that is not only efficient, but environmentally friendly.

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Structural Packaging Designer Tasks

  • Identify cost and marketing parameters to track and report on.
  • Test shipping designs and display cases, using knowledge of crush strength and equipment.
  • Design to improve both shipping ease and visual appeal of packaging.
  • Work with customers to identify packaging needs and explain constraints.

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Typical Structural Packaging Designers report a focused set of job skills. Adobe Illustrator and Computer Aided Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Design and Adobe Illustrator.

Pay by Experience Level for Structural Packaging Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $58K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Structural Packaging Designers see a median salary of $58K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $64K.

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Experience Affects Structural Packaging Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Structural Packaging Designer Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 7%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 15%
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