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. ($100K), Glenview, Ill. (around $77K), and Champaign, Ill. (about $69K) are the next top-paying cities. Springfield, Mo. ranks low on the pay scale — at $53K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $88K per year) in New Jersey.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $61K annually on average. The largest fraction of Kraft Foods, Inc. people (28 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn around $75K per year on average.
Bringing in the most money are Category Managers — their earnings average $85K annually. Process Improvement Engineers are a close second at $78K along with Food Scientists (approximately $75K) and Financial Analysts ($69K). Kraft Foods, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Production Supervisors (approximately $51K on average).
Certifications and Degrees
ASQ Certified Reliability Engineers earn $200K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Lean Certifications with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $104K annually. Kraft Foods, Inc. compensates Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE)-holders the most at about $126K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Product Development; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $89K annually. Project Management is regularly seen around here; just under one in five of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all survey participants contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of survey participants, and for a large number of workers, dental coverage is too. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.