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Structural Packaging Designer Salary

Structural Packaging Designers in the United States take home approximately $50K annually on average. Most Structural Packaging Designers report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Structural Packaging Designers making up 59 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,745 - $77,802
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$78K
MEDIAN: $49,949
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50%
90%

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$13.73 - $30.20
(Median)
$14
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,745 - $77,802  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
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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$35,060 - $75,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.73 - $30.20  
   
Overtime
$18.03 - $43.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
   
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).
)
$35,060 - $75,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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 typically report just a few professional 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 and Adobe Illustrator.

Pay by Experience Level for Structural Packaging Designer

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $42K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $53K. Structural Packaging Designers see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $62K.

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Experience Affects Structural Packaging Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

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 22 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%