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IoPP 2012 Salary Survey

IoPP surveys professionals employed in the packaging field to determine salaries, total compensation and job satisfaction. This information is compiled and analyzed by an independent research firm, and the results are published in the IoPP Salary Survey. The 2012 survey is based on information from 2011. Your answers remain entirely confidential. Results will be available to IoPP members free of charge and will be published in the April issue of Packaging World magazine.

2012 Salary survey developed in cooperation with:



Gros Executive Recruiters identifies the top talent in packaging, and we help our client companies hire them.

Media Partner:



Packaging World is the flagship publication of Chicago-based Summit Publishing Company, an integrated media publisher offering business information for packaging professionals, including print magazines, e-media products, Websites and conferences.

A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF

1. Which of the following categories describes your age?

18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-64
65 or older
2. Are you:

Male
Female
3. Where do you work most frequently?

Northeast States-CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
Mid-Atlantic States-NJ, NY, PA
South Atlantic-DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV
East North Central-IL, IN, MI, OH,WI
East South Central-AL, KY, MS, TN
West North Central-IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD
West South Central-AR, LA, OK, TX
Mountain-AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY
Pacific-AK, CA, HI, OR, WA
Outside of U.S.
4. How many years have you been working in the packaging field?

2 years or less
3 to 5 years
6 to 10 years
11 to 15 years
16 to 20 years
Over 20 years
5. What is the highest level of education which you have completed?

High School
Some Undergraduate
Undergraduate Degree
Some Graduate Studies
Graduate Degree
Some Doctoral Work
Doctorate Degree
6. Are you a current member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals?

Yes
No
7. Are you a Certified Packaging Professional (CPP)?

Yes
No

A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR JOB

8. Are you currently employed in the packaging field?

Yes
No
9. What happened to you in 2011?

No job change
I voluntarily joined a new employer
I joined a new employer after an involuntary termination
Involuntary termination and I'm currently unemployed
10. Do you work for an end user or supplier of packaging machinery, materials and/or services?

End User
Supplier
Both an end user and a supplier
Other
If other above, please specify:

11. Which of the following goods or services does your company sell? Check all that apply.

Beverage
Medical
Chemicals/Cleaning Supplies
Nutraceutical
Consulting Services
Packaging Machinery
Contract Packaging
Packaging Materials
Cosmetics/Personal Care Products
Pharmaceutical
Electronics
Services
Food
Other
If Other above, please specify:

12. Approximately how many employees work for your company?

1 to 9
10 to 49
50 to 99
100 to 499
500 to 999
1,000 to 4,999
5,000 to 9,999
10,000 to 49,999
50,000 or more
13. How many months in 2011 were you employed in the packaging field?
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
14. Which ONE of the following best describes your job function?

Consultant
Contract Packaging
Corporate Management
Distribution
Education
Engineering
Graphic Design
Human Resources
Marketing/Sales
Package Production
Purchasing
Research & Development
Structural Design
Other
If Other above, please specify:

15. Which ONE of the following best describes your supervisory level?

Company Officer - CEO, CFO, COO, Secretary, Treasurer
Vice President, Sr. VP, General Manager
Division/Department Manager
Supervisor Within a Division/Department
Professional Staff Member - No Supervisory Authority
16. Did you receive a promotion with your existing employer in 2011?

Yes
No
17. Which of these corresponds to your estimated total earnings in 2011, including salary, bonus, cash incentives
and commission, derived from your full-time job?

Less than $20,000
$20,000 - $29,999
$30,000 - $39,999
$40,000 - $49,999
$50,000 - $59,999
$60,000 - $69,999
$70,000 - $79,999
$80,000 - $89,999
$90,000 - $99,999
$100,000 - $124,999
$125,000 - $149,999
$150,000 - $174,999
$175,000 - $199,999
$200,000 or more
If over $200,000, please estimate in the space below:
18. Did you receive a bonus in 2011?

Yes
No - skip to Q20
19. If you received a bonus in 2011, about what percent of your total compensation was in the form of a bonus?
Please round to the nearest percent.

1%
2%
3%
4%
5%
6%
7%
8%
9%
10% - 14%
15% - 19%
20% or more

20. Which of the following benefits are provided by your employer? Check all that apply.

Paid Holidays
Pension
Paid Vacation
Health Care - Vision Insurance
Sick Time
401(k)/403(b)
Short-term Disability
Tuition Reimbursement
Long-term Disability
Profit Sharing
Health Care - Medical Insurance
Company Car
Health Care - Dental Insurance
21. Did your total compensation increase, decrease or remain the same in 2011?

Increase
No - skip to Q23
Decrease
22. How did your total compensation change in 2011 as compared with 2010?

19.9+% decrease
15.9-19.9% decrease
10.9-15.9% decrease
6.9-10.9% decrease
3.9-6.9% decrease
1-3.9% decrease
0% or less than 1% change
1-3.9% increase
3.9-6.9% increase
6.9-10.9% increase
10.9-15.9% increase
15.9-19.9% increase
19.9+% increase
23. Overall, how satisfied are you with your current wages and earnings?

1 Very Satisfied
2 Somewhat Satisfied
3 Neutral - No Strong Feelings
4 Somewhat Dissatisfied
5 Very Dissatisfied
24. Overall, how satisfied are you with your current benefits?

1 Very Satisfied
2 Somewhat Satisfied
3 Neutral - No Strong Feelings
4 Somewhat Dissatisfied
5 Very Dissatisfied
25. Overall, how satisfied are you with your current job duties/responsibilities?

1 I'm extremely overburdened
2 I'm somewhat overburdened
3 Neutral - No Strong Feelings
4 I desire some additional responsibilities
5 I desire many additional responsibilities
26. Overall, how satisfied are you with your current job security?

1 I feel very secure
2 I feel somewhat secure
3 Neutral - No Strong Feelings
4 I'm a little worried about job security
5 I'm very worried about job security
27. How likely is that you will activey seek a new job in 2012?

1 Definitely no
2 Not likely
3 Neutral - No Strong Feelings
4 Possibly yes
5 Definitely yes
6 I am currently looking for a job

TODAY'S ECONOMY AND MY COMPANY/CAREER

28. By the end of 2012, what do you anticipate for your company's packaging department?

We will have more direct employees in our packaging department
We will have no change in employee numbers in our packaging department
We will have fewer employees in our packaging department
29. In 2012, which of the following is most likely?

I expect to earn less than 2011
Expect to earn the same as 2011
I expect to earn more than 2011
30. Longer term, what career opportunities do anticipate for yourself?

Optional: Please provide your e-mail address and we'll send you a complimentary copy of the final Salary Survey report. NOTE: YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS WILL NOT BE USED IN ANY OTHER WAY, AND WILL NOT JEOPARDIZE THE PRIVACY OR CONFIDENTIALITY OF YOUR RESPONSES ABOVE.