The average Structural Packaging Designer in the United States earns approximately $57K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Structural Packaging Designers survey respondents are men (74 percent). For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,953 - $80,000
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$40K
$57K
$80K
MEDIAN: $56,911
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$14.68 - $28.59
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$15
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,953 - $80,000  
   
Bonus
$964 - $5,152  
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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$38,931 - $77,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $28.59  
   
Overtime
$20.68 - $45.30  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$964 - $5,152  
   
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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$38,931 - $77,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $48K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $59K. Structural Packaging Designers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $60K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Structural Packaging Designer generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $64K.

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Experience Affects Structural Packaging Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Structural Packaging Designer Salaries

SolidWorks
up arrow 17%

Artioscad
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

National Average
$56,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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