Average Salary for Sprint Nextel Corporation Employees

Operating out of Reston, Va., telephone communications company Sprint Nextel Corporation employs talent in positions ranging from Program Project Manager to Retail Store Manager. Sprint Nextel Corporation pays its employees $60K annually on average. The most important factor affecting pay for Sprint Nextel Corporation employees is how long you've been working, though your role at the company and where you live 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

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 $56K per year on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $58K annually. The largest fraction of Sprint Nextel Corporation people (40 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $78K per year on average.


Earning about $92K annually on average, Sales Engineers receive the most money, followed by Technical Project Managers (around $81K), Program Project Managers ($70K), and Radio Frequency Engineers ($69K). On the lower end are Retail Store Managers at $40K on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $102K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Reston, Va.; Kansas City, Mo. (around $87K), Chicago, Ill. (about $80K), and Kansas City, Kan. ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($60K) in Denver, Colo., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Sprint Nextel Corporation employees make the most in Virginia, earning about $95K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Lawyers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $118K per year. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Certificate Holders with credentials; these people earn approximately $105K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS); Sprint Nextel Corporation awards $113K to these degree-holders.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $77K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Sprint Nextel Corporation is Microsoft Excel; nearly one in seven of employees use it for work. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and SQL.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Sprint Nextel Corporation provides health insurance to most employees, and a large number of respondents do receive dental coverage. Sprint Nextel Corporation folks also make good use of a company 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 - $83,636
$39,565 - $94,143
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 76 votes.

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