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Average Salary for Kraft Foods, Inc. Employees

Northfield, Illinois-based Kraft Foods, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Category Manager to Senior Product Development Scientist in the food manufacturing industry. A typical Kraft Foods, Inc. employee can expect to make $78K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for Kraft Foods, Inc. employees is where you live, though what you do at the company and how long you've been working play a role as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

How This Employer Pays

Kraft Foods, Inc. typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
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Employer: Kraft Foods, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Category Manager (5)
$53,003 - $122,508  
[-]Category Manager (5)
Salary$53,585 - $111,121  
Bonus$2,407 - $21,613  
Total Pay$53,003 - $122,508  
[+]Key Account Manager (4)
$37,597 - $122,624  
[+]Key Account Manager (4)
Salary$38,307 - $107,302  
Bonus$1,615 - $22,653  
Total Pay$37,597 - $122,624  
[+]Senior Product Development Scientist (4)
$65,381 - $129,984  
[+]Senior Product Development Scientist (4)
Salary$64,205 - $121,688  
Bonus$1,015 - $11,121  
Total Pay$65,381 - $129,984  
[+]Senior Financial Analyst (3)
$61,111 - $107,012  
[+]Senior Financial Analyst (3)
Salary$57,774 - $96,305  
Bonus$1,771 - $11,204  
Total Pay$61,111 - $107,012  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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Kraft Foods, Inc. Details

Northfield, Illinois 60093


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


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Median pay is highest in Chicago ($101K per year), followed by the company's headquarter city of Northfield (around $101K), East Hanover ($88K), and Madison ($82K). At approximately $53K, Springfield is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Kraft Foods, Inc. employees make the most in Texas, earning about $92K annually on average.


Typically, Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers are the best paid with salaries hovering at $118K; Senior Product Development Scientists, Category Managers, and Process Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $89K, about $88K, and $80K, respectively. Key Account Managers make $71K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make around $59K. For employees with five to ten years at the company, wages tend to be at the $79K mark. By and large, the biggest segment of Kraft Foods, Inc.'s workforce (35 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and take home approximately $98K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Lean Six Sigma Certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $115K. Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belts also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of around $111K annually. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance at Kraft Foods, Inc. — these employees make the most at about $121K per year.


When it comes to skills, Six Sigma Black Belt seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $98K. A garden variety skill at Kraft Foods, Inc. is Project Management; slightly less than one-fifth of Kraft Foods, Inc.'s people use it regularly. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

45 percent have paid vacation, and only about a fifth of workers can take paid time off for illness. To plan for old age, almost all employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Nearly all workers receive health insurance, and a solid majority of workers get dental coverage. Kraft Foods, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as life insurance, a company cell phone, a casual working environment, and gym membership.

Key Stats

39 %
61 %
$46,259 - $99,874
$47,187 - $100,720
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

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