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Average Salary for Sprint Nextel Corporation Employees

Sprint Nextel Corporation is a telephone communications firm headquartered in Reston, Virginia that hires for Program Project Manager positions, Retail Store Manager roles, and more. A salary of $57K annually is the going rate at Sprint Nextel Corporation. Your city plays the largest role in compensation at Sprint Nextel Corporation, but how long you've been working and your job title affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Sprint Nextel Corporation typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
at market
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Employer: Sprint Nextel Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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[-]Sales Consultant, Retail (18)
$16,868 - $39,662  
[-]Sales Consultant, Retail (18)
Salary$18,618 - $57,924  
Bonus$370.48 - $24,910  
Commission$445.17 - $17,196  
Total Pay$16,868 - $39,662  
[+]Retail Sales Associate (16)
$17,017 - $42,649  
[+]Retail Sales Associate (16)
Bonus$103.99 - $5,948  
Commission$1,080 - $31,669  
Total Pay$17,017 - $42,649  
[+]Retail Store Manager (14)
$28,188 - $59,515  
[+]Retail Store Manager (14)
Salary$28,852 - $50,368  
Bonus$788 - $18,619  
Commission$736 - $17,986  
Total Pay$28,188 - $59,515  
[+]Program Project Manager (13)
$43,278 - $107,155  
[+]Program Project Manager (13)
Salary$41,217 - $93,178  
Bonus$2,013 - $14,318  
Total Pay$43,278 - $107,155  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 6 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 369
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Sprint Nextel Corporation Details

Reston, Virginia 20191

Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone, Telecommunications

sprint, Sprint Corp, Sprint Nextel, Sprint/Nextel

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Median pay is highest in the company's headquarter city of Reston ($103K per year), followed by Kansas City (approximately $89K), Overland Park (about $77K), and Orlando ($75K). Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of St. Louis — at $40K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Sprint Nextel Corporation workers in Virginia earn the most — around $88K annually on average.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $49K. For employees with five to ten years at the company, wages tend to be at the about $53K mark. On the whole, the greater proportion of employees (44 percent) have a tenure of 10-19 years and bring home $80K per year.


Earning $83K on average, Network Engineers receive the most money, followed by Technical Project Managers ($82K), Demand Planners (around $76K), and Program Project Managers ($67K). Sprint Nextel Corporation hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Retail Store Managers ($41K).

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Lawyers earn $118K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Acquiring certification to be a FCC License Holder is rewarded at around $101K annually. Those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (EE) at Sprint Nextel Corporation come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $100K per year.


Employees who count Project Management among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $79K. Microsoft Office also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; about an eighth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Sprint Nextel Corporation gives paid vacation days to two-fifths of workers and sick leave to 30 percent. Sprint Nextel Corporation sponsors a 401(k) program, and a strong majority of workers use this option to save for their retirement. A solid majority of workers report having health insurance, and the greater part of workers report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Sprint Nextel Corporation are a company cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and a stock purchase plan.

Key Stats

36 %
64 %
$40,809 - $84,423
$38,815 - $93,566
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

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