Average Salary for Kraft Foods, Inc. Employees

Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Category Manager to Maintenance Manager in the food manufacturing. Employees at Kraft Foods, Inc. make $72K per year on average. The most important factor affecting pay for Kraft Foods, Inc. employees is where you live, though your experience level and what you do at the company play a role as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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 (around $118K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Northfield, Ill.; Glenview, Ill. ($80K), Madison, Wisc. ($75K), and Chicago, Ill. ($74K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Granite City, Ill.; in fact, at approximately $58K it is one of the worst-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to about $90K per year.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $65K annually on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $78K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (24 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $105K annually on average.


Maintenance Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $94K per year — though Category Managers, Process Improvement Engineers, and Food Scientists also do fairly well at approximately $88K, $84K, and about $74K, respectively. With salaries averaging $54K, Packaging Engineers are among the lowest paid at Kraft Foods, Inc.

Certifications and Degrees

ASQ Certified Reliability Engineers receive bigger paychecks ($200K annually) than those without credentials. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Lean Certifications with credentials; these people earn $104K per year on average. Kraft Foods, Inc. compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marketing-holders the most at approximately $155K annually.


Employees who count Engineering Design among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $104K per year. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; slightly more than a fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other top skills include Project Management, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and nearly all workers use it to save for retirement. Nearly all employees have health insurance, and benefits for most employees also include dental insurance. Kraft Foods, Inc. employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a stock purchase plan, and a subsidized cell phone.

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Key Stats for Kraft Foods, Inc.


38 %
62 %
$49,665 - $101,943
$53,192 - $107,572
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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