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.