Plastics Salary Survey

The Plastics Salary Survey reports compensation data for 120 benchmark jobs related to processing new or spent (i.e., recycled) plastics resins into intermediate or final products, using such processes as compression molding, extrusion molding, injection molding, blow molding, and casting. The industry survey is available by geographic area (US Region or US National) for $589.

The Plastics Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 7 executive and 113 non-management salary benchmark jobs from up to three databases: digitized public sources, ERI Assessor Series data, and direct participants. The following information is reported for each job title (salary data are shown in means, medians, and percentile cuts):

  • Annual Salary
  • Incentive/Variable Pay
  • Total Direct Annual Compensation
  • Job Description
  • Graph with a Trend Line and Data Points
  • Selected Characteristics of the Occupation (SCO)

Survey information is solicited through traditional mail, email, and online questionnaires. Each data submission is thoroughly screened by our team of experienced researchers prior to inclusion in a survey. No attempt is made to alter incumbent data as reported other than to normalize collected compensation amounts to a common date. Data collection begins October and ends March. Survey results are published annually in July, with an effective data date of March 31 of the given survey year.

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Assembler Fabricator
  • Assembler Product (Bench)
  • Assembly Line Foreman
  • Assembly Supervisor
  • Bench Worker Optical
  • Buffer
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Machine Assembler
  • Machine Operator
  • Machine Setup Operator
  • Machinery Mechanic
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Manufacturer's Sales Representative
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Assembler Fabricator
  • Assembler Product (Bench)
  • Assembly Line Foreman
  • Assembly Supervisor
  • Bench Worker Optical
  • Buffer
  • Buffing Machine Tender
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • CAD/CAM Design Drafter
  • CAD/CAM/CAE Technician
  • Calibration Technician
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemical Laboratory Technician
  • Chemical Processing Laborer
  • Chemist
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Manufacturing Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Compression Molding Operator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Contact Lens Flashing Puncher
  • Contact Lens Molder
  • Cost Estimator
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Service Representative (General Calls)
  • Customer Service Representative (Specialized Calls)
  • Design Drafter
  • Die Cutter
  • Drafter (Moderate)
  • Drafting Supervisor
  • Drill Press Operator
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electronics Technician
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Etched Circuit Processor
  • Expediter
  • Extruder Operator Helper
  • Facilities Planner
  • Forklift Operator
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Import/Export Clerk
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Injection Molder
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Janitor
  • Kick Press Operator
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Layout Worker
  • Lens Inserter
  • Lens Mold Setter
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Machine Assembler
  • Machine Operator
  • Machine Setup Operator
  • Machinery Mechanic
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Manufacturer's Sales Representative
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineering Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Materials Engineer
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Model Maker
  • Numerical Control Machine Operator
  • Numerical Control Machine Setup Operator
  • Occupational Nurse
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Packaging Manager
  • Packaging/Filling Operator
  • Pattern Maker
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Plant Engineer
  • Plant Manager (Experience)
  • Plastic Extruder Operator
  • Plastic Hospital Assembler
  • Plastic Product Sales Representative
  • Preventive Maintenance Coordinator
  • Product Design Engineer
  • Product Designer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Product or Brand Sales Manager
  • Production Foreman
  • Production Planner
  • Production Superintendent
  • Programmer Numerical Control
  • Punch Press Operator
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Receptionist
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Research & Development Manager (Technical)
  • Safety Manager
  • Shipping & Receiving Clerk
  • Shipping & Receiving Supervisor
  • Shipping Packer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Time Clerk
  • Tool & Die Maker
  • Tool Designer
  • Top Engineering Officer
  • Vendor Quality Supervisor
  • Warehouse Manager
  • ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS INC
  • AEP INDUSTRIES INC
  • AMCOR RIGID PLASTICS
  • AXION INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC
  • BALL CORP
  • BEMIS CO INC
  • BERRY PLASTICS GROUP INC
  • BULL MOOSE TUBE
  • CORE MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES INC
  • CRYOPORT INC
  • HANDGARDS INC
  • JM EAGLE
  • KEY TECHNOLOGY INC
  • MYERS INDUSTRIES INC
  • NEWELL RUBBERMAID INC
  • OWENS-ILLINOIS INC
  • SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS
  • SRG GLOBAL INC.
  • STERILITE CORPORATION
  • STR HOLDINGS INC
  • ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS INC
  • AEP INDUSTRIES INC
  • AMCOR RIGID PLASTICS
  • AXION INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC
  • BALL CORP
  • BEMIS CO INC
  • BERRY PLASTICS GROUP INC
  • BULL MOOSE TUBE
  • CORE MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES INC
  • CRYOPORT INC
  • GRIFFON CORP
  • GSE HOLDING INC
  • HANDGARDS INC
  • JM EAGLE
  • KEY TECHNOLOGY INC
  • MYERS INDUSTRIES INC
  • NEWELL RUBBERMAID INC
  • OWENS-ILLINOIS INC
  • SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS
  • SRG GLOBAL INC.
  • STERILITE CORPORATION
  • STR HOLDINGS INC
  • TUPPERWARE BRANDS CORP
  • UFP TECHNOLOGIES INC

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