Years of Experience
Average pay is $58K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $54K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (40 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $79K annually.
The highest average salaries go to Technical Project Managers, who bring in close to $81K per year, though Information Technology Project Managers are not far behind at around $75K along with Program Project Managers ($70K) and Radio Frequency Engineers (approximately $69K). Earning only around $40K on average, Retail Store Managers make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Reston, Va.; Kansas City, Mo. ($87K), Overland Park, Kan. ($78K), and Kansas City, Kan. (about $76K) are the next top-paying cities. At $63K, Denver, Colo. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $91K per year) in Virginia.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Lawyers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $118K annually. Project Management Certificate Holders with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $110K per year. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) at Sprint Nextel Corporation come out on top, and their salaries approach around $101K annually.
Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $78K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; approximately one in eight deem it necessary for work. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Operations Management, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). At Sprint Nextel Corporation, most workers have health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage. Sprint Nextel Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a stock purchase plan.