When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $103K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; East Hanover, N.J. (approximately $95K), the company's headquarter city of Northfield, Ill. ($92K), and Glenview, Ill. (around $80K) are the next top-paying cities. Springfield, Mo. is near the bottom for pay at $53K. By state, New Jersey offers the highest pay at $90K annually.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $64K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Kraft Foods, Inc. employees (30 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $77K annually on average.
The highest paychecks go to Category Managers, who earn an average approximately $88K per year, closely trailed by Process Improvement Engineers (about $78K), Food Scientists ($75K), and Maintenance Supervisors (around $74K). With salaries averaging approximately $53K, Production Supervisors are among the lowest paid at Kraft Foods, Inc.
Certifications and Degrees
ASQ Certified Reliability Engineers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $200K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belts with credentials; these people earn about $111K per year on average. Kraft Foods, Inc. compensates Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE)-holders the most at $126K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Six Sigma Black Belt; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $111K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; slightly less than one-fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other top skills include Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly all workers save for retirement through Kraft Foods, Inc.'s 401(k) plan. For most survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a fair number of employees get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.