Average Salary for Kraft Foods, Inc. Employees

Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Production Supervisor to Category Manager in the food manufacturing. Compensation for Kraft Foods, Inc. employees is around $72K per year on average. Though your job title and your city do impact pay, your experience level is the primary influence on employee salary at Kraft Foods, Inc. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Kraft Foods, Inc. Median Salary by Job





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  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
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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


Kraft Foods, Inc. pays its employees an average of $76,408 a year. Salaries at Kraft Foods, Inc. range from an average of $49,480 to $127,736 a year. Kraft Foods, Inc. employees with the job title Chief Operating Officer (COO) make the most with an average annual salary of $225,078, while employees with the title Customer Service Sales Associate make the least with an average annual salary of $33,196.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $74K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $65K per year. The largest fraction of Kraft Foods, Inc. people (26 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $93K annually on average.


The highest average salaries go to Category Managers, who bring in close to $94K per year, though Food Scientists are not far behind at $78K along with Production Supervisors (approximately $65K) and Key Account Managers (around $62K). On the lower end are Packaging Engineers at about $56K on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($96K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Northfield, Ill.; Dallas, Texas ($81K), Glenview, Ill. (approximately $77K), and Chicago, Ill. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. Granite City, Ill. ranks low on the pay scale — at approximately $58K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across Kraft Foods, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Florida earn the most, taking home $90K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $104K annually for Lean Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to OSHA 30 hour Certificate Holder Holders with credentials; these people earn $83K per year on average. The best paid folks at Kraft Foods, Inc. have a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE), earning about $126K annually.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $93K per year. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers are also familiar with Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Product Development.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Kraft Foods, Inc. gives paid vacation days to 28 percent and sick leave to one in six survey participants. Most employees participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Nearly all respondents receive health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Kraft Foods, Inc.


35 %
65 %
$49,154 - $96,337
$53,469 - $102,036

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$53,275 - $96,489
$46,000 - $86,963
$34,905 - $107,579
$60,923 - $116,997

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