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Average Salary for Kraft Foods, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Northfield, Ill., Kraft Foods, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the food manufacturing, from Key Account Manager to Process Improvement Engineer. The average employee at Kraft Foods, Inc. takes home $74K annually. Though your city and how long you've been working do impact pay, your job title is the primary influence on employee salary at Kraft Foods, Inc. 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

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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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The highest paychecks go to Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers, who earn an average approximately $118K per year, closely trailed by Category Managers ($85K), Process Improvement Engineers ($78K), and Food Scientists ($75K). With salaries averaging around $58K, Packaging Engineers are among the lowest paid at Kraft Foods, Inc.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $102K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Northfield, Ill.; Chicago, Ill. (around $101K), East Hanover, N.J. ($88K), and Glenview, Ill. (approximately $78K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Springfield, Mo. — at $53K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Kraft Foods, Inc. employees make the most in New Jersey, earning about $94K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $64K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Kraft Foods, Inc. employees (29 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn approximately $76K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

ASQ Certified Reliability Engineers earn around $200K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belts with credentials; these people earn $111K per year on average. Those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) at Kraft Foods, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $126K annually.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Contract Negotiation; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $113K per year. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just under a fifth of Kraft Foods, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

To plan for old age, almost all survey participants maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Almost all employees can count on health insurance, and most survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. Other privileges include a casual working environment, a company cell phone, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Kraft Foods, Inc.


38 %
62 %
$50,004 - $103,193
$46,923 - $97,526
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 28 votes.
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