Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $58K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $56K per year on average. The largest slice of the Sprint Nextel Corporation workforce (40 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $78K annually.
The highest average salaries go to Sales Engineers, who bring in close to $92K per year, though Technical Project Managers are not far behind at $81K along with Program Project Managers (approximately $70K) and Radio Frequency Engineers ($69K). Among the lower-paid positions at Sprint Nextel Corporation are Retail Store Managers — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $40K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($102K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Reston, Va.; Kansas City, Mo. (about $87K), Chicago, Ill. ($80K), and Kansas City, Kan. (around $76K) are the next top-paying cities. Denver, Colo. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $60K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Virginia, where the average Sprint Nextel Corporation employee makes $95K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Lawyers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $118K annually. Earning a Project Management Certificate Holder certification garners significant financial rewards of $105K per year on average. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) at Sprint Nextel Corporation — these employees make the most at around $113K annually.
When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $77K per year. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; approximately one in seven of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and SQL.
Benefits and Perks
Most survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. At Sprint Nextel Corporation, a large number of employees have health insurance, and a large number of workers have dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a stock purchase plan.