Packaging Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$87,000
$67,000
$87,000
$113,000
Did you know that the average packaging engineer makes $87,981 per year? That's valued at $42.3 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $67,000 and $114,000, meaning packaging engineers have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most packaging engineers find a job with manufacturing and technology companies, while others work for technology, pharmaceutical, and health care companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Washington, California and Texas are the top states in the U.S. to pay packaging engineers the highest salaries.
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Map of Packaging Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Packaging Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Packaging Engineer Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Washington, California and Texas, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for packaging engineers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Arkansas, Ohio, and Kentucky.

Average Packaging Engineer Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a packaging engineer, working for Apple or Qualcomm might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Microsoft and Texas Instruments report highly competitive salaries for packaging engineers.

Company
Average Salary
$131,820
$132k
$127,510
$128k
$125,557
$126k
$105,596
$106k
$101,742
$102k

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Average Packaging Engineer Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, packaging engineer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that technology, pharmaceutical, and health care companies tend to offer much higher salaries for packaging engineers. For example, packaging engineers make a whopping average salary of $94,615 while working for technology companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $93,992 at pharmaceutical companies and $93,596 at health care companies. But packaging engineers may want to avoid working in the manufacturing industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $83,576.

Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$94,615
$95k
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
$93,992
$94k
Health Care
Health Care
$93,596
$94k
Retail
Retail
$87,060
$87k
Automotive
Automotive
$83,721
$84k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$83,576
$84k

Packaging Engineer Salary History

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Packaging Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a packaging engineer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Packaging Engineer Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Austin Allen Company, LLC 4168
Austin Allen Company, LLC 4168
Mech, Chem, Packaging, or Paper Science Engineers/Recent Grads
Mech, Chem, Packaging, or Paper Science Engineers/Recent Grads
Mech, Chem, Packaging, or Paper Science Engineers/Recent Grads
07/24/2020
07/24/2020
$50,000
$50,000
07/24/2020
Packaging Engineer
Packaging Engineer
07/23/2020
07/23/2020
$83,480
$83,480
07/23/2020
Packaging Engineer
Packaging Engineer
07/08/2020
07/08/2020
$52,175
$52,175
07/08/2020
Packaging Engineer
Packaging Engineer
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$73,045
$73,045
06/25/2020
Butler Technical Group
Butler Technical Group
Electronics Packaging Engineer
Electronics Packaging Engineer
Electronics Packaging Engineer
06/08/2020
06/08/2020
$104,350
$104,350
06/08/2020
Butler Technical Group
Butler Technical Group
Electronics Packaging Engineer
Electronics Packaging Engineer
Electronics Packaging Engineer
05/14/2020
05/14/2020
$104,350
$104,350
05/14/2020
Packaging Engineer
Packaging Engineer
04/28/2020
04/28/2020
$93,915
$93,915
04/28/2020
Packaging Engineer
Packaging Engineer
04/28/2020
04/28/2020
$52,175
$52,175
04/28/2020
Packaging Engineer
Packaging Engineer
03/27/2020
03/27/2020
$73,045
$73,045
03/27/2020
Packaging Engineer
Packaging Engineer
03/20/2020
03/20/2020
$61,045
$61,045
03/20/2020