Earning $97K per year on average, Category Managers receive the most money, followed by Food Scientists (approximately $80K), Production Supervisors (around $67K), and Financial Analysts ($61K). Near the bottom at Kraft Foods, Inc. are Packaging Engineers, pulling in an average of just about $54K.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $73K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $65K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($96K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Northfield, Ill.; Jacksonville, Fla. (around $75K), Madison, Wisc. ($75K), and Minneapolis, Minn. ($72K) are the next top-paying cities. Granite City, Ill. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $58K. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays Kraft Foods, Inc. the most — around $93K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being an ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach $200K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified Professional Engineers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $114K per year. At Kraft Foods, Inc., employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing receive the highest salaries at $117K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $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. Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and People Management were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Kraft Foods, Inc. gives paid vacation days to 31 percent and sick leave to 19 percent. Most respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all respondents, and most survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Kraft Foods, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a stock purchase plan.