Structural Packaging Designer Salary

Structural Packaging Designers in the United States take home an average $52K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up the majority of Structural Packaging Designers (63 percent) survey respondents. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,786 - $77,319
(Median)
$38K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $52,494
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$13.66 - $29.44
(Median)
$14
$17
$29
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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$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 (?
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$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).
)
$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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Survey takers who work as Structural Packaging Designers usually report a few specific skills. Adobe Illustrator and Computer Aided Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Computer Aided Design.

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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $43K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $59K. Structural Packaging Designers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. Structural Packaging Designers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $64K.

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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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