Six Sigma Black Belt Project Managers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing around $118K per year on average; Category Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to $85K, followed by Process Improvement Engineers earning about $78K and Food Scientists making $75K. Kraft Foods, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Production Supervisors ($53K on average).
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. ($98K), East Hanover, N.J. ($79K), and Glenview, Ill. (about $77K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $46K) is Springfield, Mo. By state, the highest pay levels are found in New Jersey, where the average Kraft Foods, Inc. employee makes approximately $88K per year.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $63K annually. The largest slice of the Kraft Foods, Inc. workforce (28 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, about $75K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
ASQ Certified Reliability Engineers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $200K annually. On average, salaries rise to around $118K per year for accredited Lean Six Sigma Certifications. Kraft Foods, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) — these employees rake in $126K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Process Improvement; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $92K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; roughly a sixth deem it necessary for work. Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and nearly all employees use it to save for retirement. At Kraft Foods, Inc., a strong majority of workers have health insurance, and a strong majority of survey participants have dental coverage. Kraft Foods, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, a company cell phone, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.