Bringing in the most money are Solutions Architects — their earnings average about $95K annually. Information Technology Project Managers are a close second at $77K along with Program Project Managers ($74K) and Application Developers ($69K). Financial compensation for Retail Sales Consultants is rather low — on average only around $26K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Sprint Nextel Corporation for between five and 10 years earn approximately $52K per year on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $50K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of about $81K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($79K annually) can be spotted in Overland Park, Kan.; Kansas City, Mo. (around $70K), Atlanta, Ga. ($65K), and Kansas City, Kan. (approximately $62K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in New York, N.Y.; in fact, at $46K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Sprint Nextel Corporation pays its California employees the most; the pay rate there is around $85K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified ITIL Leader certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $146K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to approximately $120K per year for accredited Licensed Lawyers. At Sprint Nextel Corporation, employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), General & Strategic Management receive the highest salaries at $162K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $83K annually. A garden variety skill at Sprint Nextel Corporation is Microsoft Excel; around one in seven of Sprint Nextel Corporation's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Sales Management.
Benefits and Perks
A solid majority of respondents participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. A large number of survey participants report having health insurance, and most survey participants report having dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a stock purchase plan.