Average Salary for Sprint Nextel Corporation Employees

Based in Reston, Va.,telephone communications player Sprint Nextel Corporation offers many employment opportunities, including Retail Store Manager and Program Project Manager positions. The median income for Sprint Nextel Corporation employees is $56K per year. What you do at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for Sprint Nextel Corporation workers, followed by your experience level and where you live. This overview is based on 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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Bringing in the most money are Solutions Architects — their earnings average about $95K annually. Information Technology Project Managers are a close second at $77K along with Program Project Managers ($74K) and Application Developers ($69K). Financial compensation for Retail Sales Consultants is rather low — on average only around $26K — relative to the rest of the company.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Sprint Nextel Corporation for between five and 10 years earn approximately $52K per year on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $50K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of about $81K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($79K annually) can be spotted in Overland Park, Kan.; Kansas City, Mo. (around $70K), Atlanta, Ga. ($65K), and Kansas City, Kan. (approximately $62K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in New York, N.Y.; in fact, at $46K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Sprint Nextel Corporation pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is around $85K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified ITIL Leader certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $146K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to approximately $120K per year for accredited Licensed Lawyers. At Sprint Nextel Corporation, employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), General & Strategic Management receive the highest salaries at $162K.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $83K annually. A garden variety skill at Sprint Nextel Corporation is Microsoft Excel; around one in seven of Sprint Nextel Corporation's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Sales Management.

Benefits and Perks

A solid majority of respondents participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. A large number of survey participants report having health insurance, and most survey participants report having dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a stock purchase plan.

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