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Average Salary for Kraft Foods, Inc. Employees

Based in Northfield, Ill.,food manufacturing player Kraft Foods, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Key Account Manager and Category Manager positions. A salary of $72K annually is the median rate at Kraft Foods, Inc. Though how long you've been working and your job title are influential salary factors for those at Kraft Foods, Inc., where you live turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Kraft Foods, Inc. typically pays:
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Employer: Kraft Foods, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Key Account Manager (5)
$40,040 - $119,107  
[-]Key Account Manager (5)
Salary$37,607 - $110,623  
Bonus$1,657 - $21,746  
Total Pay$40,040 - $119,107  
[+]Category Manager (5)
$53,408 - $124,425  
[+]Category Manager (5)
Salary$52,582 - $110,501  
Bonus$2,051 - $20,478  
Total Pay$53,408 - $124,425  
[+]Process Improvement Engineer (4)
$56,396 - $114,962  
[+]Process Improvement Engineer (4)
Salary$55,785 - $107,039  
Bonus$1,057 - $9,140  
Total Pay$56,396 - $114,962  
[+]Maintenance Supervisor (4)
$40,529 - $103,216  
[+]Maintenance Supervisor (4)
Salary$43,351 - $99,191  
Bonus$642 - $10,044  
Total Pay$40,529 - $103,216  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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About This Company

Northfield, Illinois 60093


Food Manufacturing, Sausages and Other Prepared Meats, Meat packing industry, Cheese Manufacturing, Food, Food and Beverage


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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $103K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; East Hanover, N.J. (approximately $95K), the company's headquarter city of Northfield, Ill. ($92K), and Glenview, Ill. (around $80K) are the next top-paying cities. Springfield, Mo. is near the bottom for pay at $53K. By state, New Jersey offers the highest pay at $90K annually.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $64K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Kraft Foods, Inc. employees (30 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $77K annually on average.


The highest paychecks go to Category Managers, who earn an average approximately $88K per year, closely trailed by Process Improvement Engineers (about $78K), Food Scientists ($75K), and Maintenance Supervisors (around $74K). With salaries averaging approximately $53K, Production Supervisors are among the lowest paid at Kraft Foods, Inc.

Certifications and Degrees

ASQ Certified Reliability Engineers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $200K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belts with credentials; these people earn about $111K per year on average. Kraft Foods, Inc. compensates Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE)-holders the most at $126K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Six Sigma Black Belt; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $111K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; slightly less than one-fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other top skills include Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly all workers save for retirement through Kraft Foods, Inc.'s 401(k) plan. For most survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a fair number of employees get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Kraft Foods, Inc.


39 %
61 %
$49,723 - $104,120
$46,238 - $97,526
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
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