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.