Average Salary for Sprint Nextel Corporation Employees

Sprint Nextel Corporation is a telephone communications firm headquartered in Reston, Va. that hires for Retail Store Manager positions, Program Project Manager roles, and more. Employees at Sprint Nextel Corporation make $58K per year on average. At Sprint Nextel Corporation, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your experience level — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your job title and your city each factor into the equation as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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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

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $57K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $54K per year. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of around $79K annually.


The highest average salaries go to Information Technology Project Managers, who bring in close to $77K per year, though Sales Engineers are not far behind at $76K along with Program Project Managers (approximately $72K) and Radio Frequency Engineers ($72K). With salaries averaging $26K, Retail Sales Consultants are among the lowest paid at Sprint Nextel Corporation.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $88K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Reston, Va.; Overland Park, Kan. ($77K), Kansas City, Mo. (approximately $74K), and Kansas City, Kan. (around $67K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $46K) is New York, N.Y. By state, Sprint Nextel Corporation employees make the most in Virginia, earning approximately $89K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Lawyers earn around $120K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. On average, salaries rise to about $105K per year for accredited Project Management Certificate Holders. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), General & Strategic Management; Sprint Nextel Corporation awards $162K to these degree-holders.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $79K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Sprint Nextel Corporation is Microsoft Excel, with close to a seventh considering it a key competency. Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Sales Management are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

One in three respondents receive paid vacation, and only one in five survey participants get sick leave. A large number of respondents save for retirement through Sprint Nextel Corporation's 401(k) plan. A large number of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for most workers also include dental insurance. Some other advantages of working at Sprint Nextel Corporation are a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Sprint Nextel Corporation


37 %
63 %
$39,149 - $77,765
$32,988 - $93,864

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$39,305 - $97,002
$40,511 - $111,910
$64,623 - $95,500
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