Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $55K annually on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $59K per year. The largest slice of the Sprint Nextel Corporation workforce (39 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $78K annually.
Sales Engineers earn the highest median pay at $104K per year, followed by Technical Project Managers (around $81K), Program Project Managers (approximately $72K), and Radio Frequency Engineers ($69K). Near the bottom at Sprint Nextel Corporation are Retail Store Managers, pulling in an average of just $40K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $100K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Reston, Va.; Kansas City, Mo. ($87K), Chicago, Ill. (about $80K), and Overland Park, Kan. (approximately $77K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $60K) is Denver, Colo. Sprint Nextel Corporation workers in Virginia earn the most — about $91K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Lawyers earn $118K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming a Project Management Certificate Holder can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $105K on average. Sprint Nextel Corporation compensates Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS)-holders the most at $113K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $78K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; about a seventh consider it a key competency. Three more common skills are Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and SQL.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. At Sprint Nextel Corporation, a large number of survey participants have health insurance, and most survey participants have dental coverage. Sprint Nextel Corporation also dishes out privileges such as a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a stock purchase plan.