Average Salary for Kraft Foods, Inc. Employees

Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Category Manager to Production Supervisor in the food manufacturing. A salary of $71K per year is the median rate at Kraft Foods, Inc. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for Kraft Foods, Inc. workers, followed by your job title and your experience level. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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 ($120K annually) can be spotted in Memphis, Tenn.; the company's headquarter city of Northfield, Ill. ($108K), Jacksonville, Fla. (around $75K), and Chicago, Ill. (approximately $72K) are the next top-paying cities. Granite City, Ill. is near the bottom for pay at about $58K. Kraft Foods, Inc. workers in California earn the most — $93K per year on average.


The highest paychecks go to Category Managers, who earn an average $97K annually, closely trailed by Food Scientists (around $70K), Production Supervisors (approximately $67K), and Financial Analysts ($65K). Packaging Engineers at Kraft Foods, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($54K on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $74K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Kraft Foods, Inc. employees (32 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $64K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional Engineers receive bigger paychecks ($114K per year) than those without credentials. Becoming a Lean Certification can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $104K on average. Regarding salaries and education, Kraft Foods, Inc. pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing the most — $117K.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $100K annually. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under one in three of Kraft Foods, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and People Management.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, Kraft Foods, Inc. gives paid vacation to a third of employees and paid sick leave to a fifth of employees. A 401(k) program is available, and a solid majority of workers use it to save for retirement. Nearly all survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of workers also include dental insurance. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and gym membership.

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$48,177 - $91,778
$53,325 - $97,148

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
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