The highest average salaries go to Solutions Architects, who bring in close to $95K per year, though Information Technology Project Managers are not far behind at $85K along with Radio Frequency Engineers (about $74K) and Program Project Managers ($71K). Near the bottom at Sprint Nextel Corporation are Retail Sales Consultants, pulling in an average of just approximately $27K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $107K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Reston, Va.; Overland Park, Kan. ($80K), Kansas City, Kan. ($76K), and Kansas City, Mo. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in New York, N.Y.; in fact, at approximately $41K it is one of the worst-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Virginia, where salaries average out at around $98K per year.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $53K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $50K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (39 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $82K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ITIL Leaders receive bigger paychecks (about $146K per year) than those without credentials. Licensed Lawyers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $110K annually. The best paid folks at Sprint Nextel Corporation have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting & Finance, earning $135K 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 $85K annually. A common skill in Sprint Nextel Corporation's work force is Customer Service; nearly one-eighth of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Operations Management.
Benefits and Perks
To plan for old age, a strong majority of employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Sprint Nextel Corporation provides health insurance to a large number of survey participants, and most survey participants do receive dental coverage. Other privileges include a company cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a stock purchase plan.