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Average Salary for Sprint Nextel Corporation Employees

Based in Reston, Va.,telephone communications player Sprint Nextel Corporation offers many employment opportunities, including Program Project Manager and Retail Store Manager positions. A salary of $60K per year is the median rate at Sprint Nextel Corporation. Your experience level plays the largest role in compensation at Sprint Nextel Corporation, but what you do at the company and where you live affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Sprint Nextel Corporation typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Employer: Sprint Nextel Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Program Project Manager (18)
$41,750 - $106,105  
[-]Program Project Manager (18)
Salary$40,547 - $94,737  
Bonus$2,061 - $13,977  
Total Pay$41,750 - $106,105  
[+]Sales Consultant, Retail (17)
$16,809 - $40,022  
[+]Sales Consultant, Retail (17)
Bonus$392.54 - $27,803  
Commission$432.99 - $13,690  
Total Pay$16,809 - $40,022  
[+]Retail Store Manager (16)
$32,298 - $58,990  
[+]Retail Store Manager (16)
Salary$33,814 - $50,031  
Bonus$951 - $22,090  
Commission$881 - $22,908  
Total Pay$32,298 - $58,990  
[+]Retail Sales Associate (15)
$16,958 - $37,404  
[+]Retail Sales Associate (15)
Bonus$108.45 - $4,988  
Total Pay$16,958 - $37,404  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 406

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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

Average pay is $58K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $54K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (40 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $79K annually.


The highest average salaries go to Technical Project Managers, who bring in close to $81K per year, though Information Technology Project Managers are not far behind at around $75K along with Program Project Managers ($70K) and Radio Frequency Engineers (approximately $69K). Earning only around $40K on average, Retail Store Managers make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Reston, Va.; Kansas City, Mo. ($87K), Overland Park, Kan. ($78K), and Kansas City, Kan. (about $76K) are the next top-paying cities. At $63K, Denver, Colo. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $91K per year) in Virginia.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Lawyers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $118K annually. Project Management Certificate Holders with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $110K per year. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) at Sprint Nextel Corporation come out on top, and their salaries approach around $101K annually.


Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $78K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; approximately one in eight deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Operations Management, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). At Sprint Nextel Corporation, most workers have health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage. Sprint Nextel Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a stock purchase plan.

Key Stats for Sprint Nextel Corporation


34 %
66 %
$40,154 - $85,642
$39,719 - $94,767
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 85 votes.
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