Structural Packaging Designer Salary

Structural Packaging Designers in the United States pull down an average of $50K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Structural Packaging Designers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Structural Packaging Designers making up 58 percent of survey respondents. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,085 - $80,265

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$13.61 - $30.27

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,085 - $80,265  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,575  
Total Pay (?
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$34,991 - $78,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.61 - $30.27  
   
Overtime
$19.63 - $44.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,575  
   
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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$34,991 - $78,781  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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 results show that 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.


Structural Packaging Designers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $42K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $58K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Structural Packaging Designers make a median salary of $59K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $64K.

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Experience Affects Structural Packaging Designer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

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 20 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 15%
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