Average Salary for Sprint Nextel Corporation Employees

Reston, Va.-based Sprint Nextel Corporation hires for positions ranging from Retail Store Manager to Program Project Manager in the telephone communications. Sprint Nextel Corporation employees bring home $57K annually on average. How long you've been working is the biggest factor affecting pay for Sprint Nextel Corporation workers, followed by your role at the company and geography. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Reston, Virginia 20191

Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone, Telecommunications

sprint, Sprint Corp, Sprint Nextel, Sprint/Nextel

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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $52K per year. Average pay is around $54K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of $81K per year.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Telecommunications Engineers, Program Project Managers, Radio Frequency Engineers, and Sales Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $82K annually, the other salaries come in at $72K, about $72K, and $67K, respectively. Retail Sales Consultants at Sprint Nextel Corporation do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (about $26K on average) at the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($87K per year) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; the company's headquarter city of Reston, Va. (approximately $85K), Overland Park, Kan. (around $77K), and Kansas City, Mo. ($73K) are the next top-paying cities. New York, N.Y. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $46K. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Virginia pays Sprint Nextel Corporation the most — around $97K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Lawyers receive bigger paychecks (about $120K per year) than those without credentials. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Professionals with credentials; these people earn $119K annually on average. Sprint Nextel Corporation workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), General & Strategic Management are also well compensated, earning $162K on average.


When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $83K per year. A garden variety skill at Sprint Nextel Corporation is Microsoft Excel; around a sixth of Sprint Nextel Corporation's people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Sales Management as well.

Benefits and Perks

A solid majority of respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Sprint Nextel Corporation provides health insurance to most employees, and most workers do receive dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a company cell phone, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a stock purchase plan.

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Key Stats for Sprint Nextel Corporation


37 %
63 %
$36,065 - $72,963
$31,577 - $93,344

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$30,915 - $94,153
$41,765 - $109,443
$64,623 - $95,500
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