When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($120K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Northfield, Ill.; San Leandro, Calif. ($98K), Jacksonville, Fla. (about $90K), and Minneapolis, Minn. (approximately $83K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $59K) is Newberry, S.C. By state, Kraft Foods, Inc. pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is $92K per year.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $73K annually. The greater proportion of employees (31 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $62K per year.
Environmental Health & Safety Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $102K annually; Category Managers, Food Scientists, and Demand Planners also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $97K, approximately $80K, and around $68K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Kraft Foods, Inc. are Financial Analysts — the median salary for this role approaches $56K.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $114K per year. On average, salaries rise to $95K annually for accredited Certified Six Sigma Black Belts. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing at Kraft Foods, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $117K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Engineering Design; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $105K annually. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Kraft Foods, Inc. workers, with just under one in three of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Three more common skills are Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Project Management.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about a quarter of workers receiving paid vacation and a little less than one-fifth of workers receiving sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and a strong majority of respondents use it to save for retirement. At Kraft Foods, Inc., most workers have health insurance, and a large number of employees have dental coverage. Other privileges include a casual working environment, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.