Average Salary for Kraft Foods, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Northfield, Ill., food manufacturing company Kraft Foods, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Production Supervisor to Packaging Engineer. The median salary at Kraft Foods, Inc. is $71K per year. Though your experience level and your job title are influential salary factors for those at Kraft Foods, Inc., your city turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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 (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.

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Key Stats for Kraft Foods, Inc.


35 %
65 %
$46,801 - $98,009
$46,749 - $97,100
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 29 votes.

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