Average Salary for Sprint Nextel Corporation Employees

Headquartered in Reston, Va., Sprint Nextel Corporation offers a range of employment opportunities in the telephone communications industry, from Program Project Manager to Retail Store Manager. Compensation for Sprint Nextel Corporation employees tends to be around $59K annually. At Sprint Nextel Corporation, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is how long you've been working — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your city and what you do at the company each factor into the equation as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Sprint Nextel Corporation typically pays:
below market
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at market
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AT&T Inc., Ericsson Inc., Cerner Corporation
Employer: Sprint Nextel Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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.
[-]Retail Sales Associate (18)
$17,131 - $42,040  
[-]Retail Sales Associate (18)
Bonus$119.79 - $6,155  
Commission$1,189 - $36,266  
Total Pay$17,131 - $42,040  
[+]Sales Consultant, Retail (17)
$16,809 - $39,821  
[+]Sales Consultant, Retail (17)
Salary$18,441 - $56,723  
Bonus$352.56 - $27,114  
Commission$410.68 - $15,455  
Total Pay$16,809 - $39,821  
[+]Retail Store Manager (15)
$28,326 - $59,254  
[+]Retail Store Manager (15)
Salary$30,500 - $50,199  
Bonus$857 - $22,446  
Commission$1,048 - $26,779  
Total Pay$28,326 - $59,254  
[+]Program Project Manager (14)
$40,976 - $97,608  
[+]Program Project Manager (14)
Salary$40,000 - $90,051  
Bonus$1,417 - $16,261  
Total Pay$40,976 - $97,608  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 391
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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

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make around $51K. Survey participants who have worked at Sprint Nextel Corporation for between five and ten years earn about $54K on average. The largest fraction of Sprint Nextel Corporation people (43 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $80K per year.


Median pay is highest in the company's headquarter city of Reston ($102K annually), followed by Kansas City ($90K), Overland Park (approximately $79K), and Orlando (around $77K). Expected earnings are below average ($57K) in Denver, one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $90K per year) in Virginia.


Typically, Technical Project Managers are the best paid with salaries hovering at approximately $82K; Information Technology Project Managers, Program Project Managers, and Business Analysts also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $75K, about $67K, and $53K, respectively. Financial compensation for Retail Store Managers is rather low — only around $40K — relative to the rest of the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $118K for Licensed Lawyers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Project Management Certificate Holders with credentials; these people typically earn $103K annually. Sprint Nextel Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) — these employees rake in about $100K per year.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $79K. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Office; on the survey, roughly one in ten of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Key skills also include Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Two-fifths of workers receive paid vacation, and only 31 percent get sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and the greater part of workers use it to save for retirement. A solid majority of workers report having health insurance, and a strong majority of workers report having dental coverage. Sprint Nextel Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as a company cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and a stock purchase plan.

Key Stats for Sprint Nextel Corporation


34 %
66 %
$40,449 - $86,508
$39,067 - $93,308
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 94 votes.

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