Nearing the top of the pay scale are Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, Category Managers, Process Improvement Engineers, and Food Scientists; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $118K per year, the other salaries come in at $85K, about $78K, and $75K, respectively. Kraft Foods, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Production Supervisors (approximately $53K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($102K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Northfield, Ill.; Chicago, Ill. (approximately $98K), East Hanover, N.J. ($79K), and Glenview, Ill. ($77K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $46K, Springfield, Mo. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across Kraft Foods, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of New Jersey earn the most, taking home around $88K per year.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $63K annually. The greater proportion of employees (28 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $75K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $200K annually for ASQ Certified Reliability Engineers; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to around $118K per year for accredited Lean Six Sigma Certifications. At Kraft Foods, Inc., employees who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) receive the highest salaries at $126K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Process Improvement; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $92K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Kraft Foods, Inc. is Project Management; roughly a sixth of employees use it for work. Other top skills include Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
To plan for old age, nearly all respondents maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. At Kraft Foods, Inc., a fair number of survey participants have health insurance, and a solid majority of respondents have dental coverage. Perks also include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company cell phone, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.