When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($120K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Northfield, Ill.; Jacksonville, Fla. ($75K), Madison, Wisc. (approximately $75K), and Chicago, Ill. (about $71K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Granite City, Ill. at around $57K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average Kraft Foods, Inc. employee makes $93K per year.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $74K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $63K per year.
Earning about $97K annually on average, Category Managers receive the most money, followed by Food Scientists ($80K), Production Supervisors (approximately $65K), and Sales Analysts ($57K). Financial compensation for Packaging Engineers is rather low — on average only around $56K — relative to the rest of the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Professional Engineers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $114K per year. Lean Certifications also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $104K annually. The best paid folks at Kraft Foods, Inc. have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing, earning $117K per year.
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 $102K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; just under a third deem it necessary for work. Some other standard skills here are Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Kraft Foods, Inc. gives paid vacation to 28 percent and paid sick leave to a fifth of survey participants. A solid majority of employees report contributing to a 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for nearly all respondents and dental coverage for a large number of workers. Kraft Foods, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.