Structural Packaging Designer Salary

An average Structural Packaging Designer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $52K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Structural Packaging Designers who responded to the questionnaire — 63 percent to be exact. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$37,786 - $77,319
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$38K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $52,494
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$13.66 - $29.44
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$14
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,786 - $77,319  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,537  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$35,201 - $75,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.66 - $29.44  
   
Overtime
$19.97 - $44.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,537  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$35,201 - $75,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Structural Packaging Designer

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


For Structural Packaging Designers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $43K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $59K. Structural Packaging Designers bring in $59K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Structural Packaging Designer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $64K on average.

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Experience Affects Structural Packaging Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Structural Packaging Designer Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Adobe Illustrator
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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