Average Salary for Kraft Foods, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Northfield, Ill., food manufacturing company Kraft Foods, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Packaging Engineer to Category Manager. The average Kraft Foods, Inc. employee earns $71K annually. Your role at the company primarily drives compensation; however, where you live and how long you've been working are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Kraft Foods, Inc. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

Northfield, Illinois 60093


Food Manufacturing, Sausages and Other Prepared Meats, Meat packing industry, Cheese Manufacturing, Food, Food and Beverage


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Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $118K per year on average; Category Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $85K, followed by Process Improvement Engineers earning about $78K and Food Scientists making $75K. Kraft Foods, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Production Supervisors ($53K on average).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $102K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Northfield, Ill.; Chicago, Ill. ($98K), East Hanover, N.J. ($79K), and Glenview, Ill. (about $77K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $46K) is Springfield, Mo. By state, the highest pay levels are found in New Jersey, where the average Kraft Foods, Inc. employee makes approximately $88K per year.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $63K annually. The largest slice of the Kraft Foods, Inc. workforce (28 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, about $75K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

ASQ Certified Reliability Engineers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $200K annually. On average, salaries rise to around $118K per year for accredited Lean Six Sigma Certifications. Kraft Foods, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) — these employees rake in $126K annually.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Process Improvement; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $92K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; roughly a sixth deem it necessary for work. Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and nearly all employees use it to save for retirement. At Kraft Foods, Inc., a strong majority of workers have health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants have dental coverage. Kraft Foods, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, a company cell phone, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

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$47,073 - $100,990
$47,695 - $96,670

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

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