Average Salary for Sprint Nextel Corporation Employees

Based in Reston, Va.,telephone communications player Sprint Nextel Corporation offers many employment opportunities, including Program Project Manager and Retail Store Manager positions. The average employee at Sprint Nextel Corporation takes home $60K per year. For the most part, employee paychecks at Sprint Nextel Corporation fluctuate depending on your experience level; your role at the company and geography also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $58K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $56K per year on average. The largest slice of the Sprint Nextel Corporation workforce (40 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $78K annually.


The highest average salaries go to Sales Engineers, who bring in close to $92K per year, though Technical Project Managers are not far behind at $81K along with Program Project Managers (approximately $70K) and Radio Frequency Engineers ($69K). Among the lower-paid positions at Sprint Nextel Corporation are Retail Store Managers — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $40K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($102K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Reston, Va.; Kansas City, Mo. (about $87K), Chicago, Ill. ($80K), and Kansas City, Kan. (around $76K) are the next top-paying cities. Denver, Colo. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $60K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Virginia, where the average Sprint Nextel Corporation employee makes $95K per year.

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. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) at Sprint Nextel Corporation — these employees make the most at around $113K annually.


When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $77K per year. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; approximately one in seven of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Office, Data Analysis, and SQL.

Benefits and Perks

Most survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. At Sprint Nextel Corporation, a large number of employees have health insurance, and a large number of workers have dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a stock purchase plan.

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$39,033 - $83,636
$39,565 - $94,143

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Rated 4 out of 5
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