Average Salary for Kraft Foods, Inc. Employees

Based in Northfield, Ill.,food manufacturing sector player Kraft Foods, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Category Manager and Key Account Manager positions. The median income for Kraft Foods, Inc. employees is $76K per year. At Kraft Foods, Inc., the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is geography — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your role at the company and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Kraft Foods, Inc. typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
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Diageo, Sears Holdings Corporation, US Foods
Employer: Kraft Foods, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Category Manager (5)
$52,801 - $124,114  
[-]Category Manager (5)
Salary$52,290 - $110,075  
Bonus$2,539 - $23,942  
Total Pay$52,801 - $124,114  
[+]Senior Product Development Scientist (4)
$65,490 - $130,082  
[+]Senior Product Development Scientist (4)
Salary$64,876 - $123,203  
Bonus$875 - $12,419  
Total Pay$65,490 - $130,082  
[+]Key Account Manager (4)
$40,286 - $124,379  
[+]Key Account Manager (4)
Salary$37,724 - $109,084  
Bonus$1,856 - $24,436  
Total Pay$40,286 - $124,379  
[+]Senior Packaging Engineer (3)
$64,155 - $104,134  
[+]Senior Packaging Engineer (3)
Salary$62,132 - $94,991  
Bonus$1,696 - $10,818  
Total Pay$64,155 - $104,134  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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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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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $101K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Northfield; Chicago (approximately $99K), East Hanover ($88K), and Glenview ($80K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Springfield at $53K. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Texas, where the average salary is around $92K per year.


The highest average salaries go to Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, who bring in close to $118K, though Senior Product Development Scientists are not far behind at $89K along with Category Managers (about $88K) and Process Engineers ($80K). Earning only around $71K, Key Account Managers make less than most people in the company.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make approximately $61K. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $78K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $92K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Lean Six Sigma Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $115K. Becoming a Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt can certainly pay off here; those folks make $111K. Kraft Foods, Inc. workers who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) are also well compensated, earning $110K on average.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Six Sigma Black Belt; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $98K. Project Management is a popular skill in the Kraft Foods, Inc. workforce; slightly less than a fifth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Half of workers have paid vacation, and only about one in five workers can take paid time off for illness. Almost all employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). For the vast majority of workers, benefits include health insurance, and a solid majority of workers get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and relocation expenses.

Key Stats for Kraft Foods, Inc.


40 %
60 %
$46,694 - $99,438
$46,227 - $98,353
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

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