Structural Packaging Designers in the United States pull down an average of $57K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Structural Packaging Designers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Though the majority of Structural Packaging Designers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,627 - $82,207
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$57K
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MEDIAN: $56,892
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$12.97 - $28.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,627 - $82,207  
   
Bonus
$985 - $5,182  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$38,383 - $80,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.97 - $28.97  
   
Overtime
$20.39 - $44.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$985 - $5,182  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$38,383 - $80,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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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

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

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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $47K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $59K. Structural Packaging Designers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. As Structural Packaging Designers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $64K.

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Key Stats for Structural Packaging Designer

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Structural Packaging Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Structural Packaging Designer Salaries

SolidWorks
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National Average
$56,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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