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Average Salary for Sprint Nextel Corporation Employees

Operating out of Reston, Va., telephone communications company Sprint Nextel Corporation employs talent in positions ranging from Program Project Manager to Retail Store Manager. Sprint Nextel Corporation pays its employees $60K annually on average. Sprint Nextel Corporation paychecks are largely negotiated based on how long you've been working, though your job title and geography are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: Sprint Nextel Corporation
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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

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $54K per year on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $57K annually. The largest fraction of Sprint Nextel Corporation people (40 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $79K per year on average.


Earning $81K annually on average, Technical Project Managers receive the most money, followed by Information Technology Project Managers ($73K), Program Project Managers (around $70K), and Radio Frequency Engineers (about $69K). Financial compensation for Retail Store Managers is rather low — on average only $41K — relative to the rest of the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $100K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Reston, Va.; Kansas City, Mo. ($82K), Overland Park, Kan. ($78K), and Kansas City, Kan. (around $76K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Denver, Colo. at $63K. By state, Virginia offers the highest pay at about $95K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $118K per year for Licensed Lawyers; non-accredited workers make much less. Project Management Certificate Holders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $110K annually. The best paid folks at Sprint Nextel Corporation have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS), earning $101K per year.


When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $77K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; roughly an eighth deem it necessary for work. Microsoft Office, Operations Management, and Data Analysis round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of survey participants participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Most survey participants report having health insurance, and most workers report having dental coverage. Sprint Nextel Corporation folks also make good use of a company cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Sprint Nextel Corporation


35 %
65 %
$40,154 - $85,642
$39,740 - $95,029
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 82 votes.
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