The average salary for a Packaging Engineer is $67,238.
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Job Description for Packaging Engineer
Packaging engineers are responsible for developing effective packaging models for their organization, using a variety of tools and software applications to create packaging that fits projects' requirements. One of their main responsibilities is to analyze materials and propose changes to increase efficiency and optimize use of company resources. Packaging engineers generate ideas that help with implementation and testing processes, and they also use a personal computer to create designs with spe…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Packaging Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Packaging Engineer are from the companies West Pharmaceutical Services, Georgia-Pacific Corporation and Medtronic, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Intel Corporation where the average pay is $107,351. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Medtronic, Inc. and Niagara Bottling, LLC, earning around $100,360 and $78,812, respectively. Catalent pays the lowest at around $48,321. Georgia-Pacific Corporation and West Pharmaceutical Services also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $61,762 and $61,865, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Packaging Engineer
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Skills in Packaging, Project Management and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Computer Aided Design (CAD).
Pay by Experience Level for Packaging Engineer
An entry-level Packaging Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,506 based on 82 salaries. An early career Packaging Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,001 based on 660 salaries. A mid-career Packaging Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,473 based on 261 salaries. An experienced Packaging Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,891 based on 163 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,059.
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Employees with Packaging Engineer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 12.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (10.1% more) and Cincinnati, Ohio (5.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (6.0% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (2.5% less).
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