Average Salary for Sprint Nextel Corporation Employees

Operating out of Reston, Va., telephone communications company Sprint Nextel Corporation employs talent in positions ranging from Retail Store Manager to Program Project Manager. The median salary at Sprint Nextel Corporation is $59K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for Sprint Nextel Corporation employees is your experience level, though your role at the company and where you live play a role as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

Reston, Virginia 20191

Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone, Telecommunications

sprint, Sprint Corp, Sprint Nextel, Sprint/Nextel

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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $55K annually on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $59K per year. The largest slice of the Sprint Nextel Corporation workforce (39 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $78K annually.


Sales Engineers earn the highest median pay at $104K per year, followed by Technical Project Managers (around $81K), Program Project Managers (approximately $72K), and Radio Frequency Engineers ($69K). Near the bottom at Sprint Nextel Corporation are Retail Store Managers, pulling in an average of just $40K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $100K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Reston, Va.; Kansas City, Mo. ($87K), Chicago, Ill. (about $80K), and Overland Park, Kan. (approximately $77K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $60K) is Denver, Colo. Sprint Nextel Corporation workers in Virginia earn the most — about $91K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Lawyers earn $118K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming a Project Management Certificate Holder can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $105K on average. Sprint Nextel Corporation compensates Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS)-holders the most at $113K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $78K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; about a seventh consider it a key competency. Three more common skills are Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and SQL.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. At Sprint Nextel Corporation, a large number of survey participants have health insurance, and most survey participants have dental coverage. Sprint Nextel Corporation also dishes out privileges such as a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a stock purchase plan.

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Key Stats for Sprint Nextel Corporation


35 %
65 %
$39,033 - $81,803
$39,678 - $95,134
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

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