Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $60K annually on average. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $56K per year. The largest slice of the Sprint Nextel Corporation workforce (38 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, about $79K annually.
The highest average salaries go to Sales Engineers, who bring in close to $104K per year, though Program Project Managers are not far behind at around $74K along with Information Technology Project Managers ($73K) and Radio Frequency Engineers ($69K). Retail Store Managers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $40K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($88K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Reston, Va.; Kansas City, Kan. (approximately $76K), Chicago, Ill. (about $76K), and Overland Park, Kan. (around $76K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $57K) is Denver, Colo. By state, Sprint Nextel Corporation employees make the most in California, earning approximately $87K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Lawyers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $118K annually. Earning a Project Management Certificate Holder certification garners significant financial rewards of $105K per year on average. Sprint Nextel Corporation workers who hold a law degree are also well compensated, earning around $125K on average.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $78K annually. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill in the Sprint Nextel Corporation workforce; close to one-seventh of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Microsoft Office, Operations Management, and Sales Management.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Sprint Nextel Corporation gives paid vacation days to 36 percent and sick leave to one in four employees. Most survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. For a large number of respondents, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of employees get dental coverage, too. Some other advantages of working at Sprint Nextel Corporation are a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.