Average Packaging Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Packaging Engineer with Engineering Design skills is $67,807.
MEDIAN $67,807
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$51k - $91k
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$51k - $99k

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Job Description for Packaging Engineer

Packaging Engineer Tasks
  • Analyzes and develops design options for structure, systems, and components.
  • Determines manpower and cost estimates for packaging procedures.
  • Evaluates packaging and transporting methods and procedures.
  • Identifies packaging materials to eliminate damage or contamination of shipments.

Popular Employer Salaries for Packaging Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Packaging Engineer are from the companies West Pharmaceutical Services, Catalent and Lockheed Martin Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Lockheed Martin Corp where the average pay is $63,282. Catalent pays the lowest at around $47,660.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Packaging Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Packaging Engineer
Structural Packaging Designer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Packaging Engineer

Skills in Packaging and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, 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 $61,023 based on 66 salaries. An early career Packaging Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,591 based on 167 salaries. A mid-career Packaging Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,630 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Packaging Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,482 based on 47 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $96,226.
Employees with Packaging Engineer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 26.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (17.0% more) and Columbus, Ohio (4.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (13.6% less), Dallas, Texas (9.7% less) and Chicago, Illinois (5.8% less).

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