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Average Salary for Sprint Nextel Corporation Employees

Operating out of Reston, Va., telephone communications company Sprint Nextel Corporation employs talent in positions ranging from Program Project Manager to Retail Store Manager. Sprint Nextel Corporation employees bring home $60K annually on average. Sprint Nextel Corporation paychecks are largely negotiated based on how long you've been working, though your role at the company and where you live are also considered. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Sprint Nextel Corporation
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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

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $54K per year on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $57K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Sprint Nextel Corporation employees (40 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn about $79K per year on average.


The highest average salaries go to Technical Project Managers, who bring in close to around $81K annually, though Information Technology Project Managers are not far behind at $73K along with Program Project Managers (approximately $70K) and Radio Frequency Engineers ($69K). On the lower end are Retail Store Managers at $41K on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Reston, Va.; Kansas City, Mo. (about $82K), Overland Park, Kan. (around $78K), and Kansas City, Kan. (approximately $76K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $63K, Denver, Colo. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $95K annually) in Virginia.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach around $118K per year for Licensed Lawyers; non-accredited workers make much less. Project Management Certificate Holders also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $110K annually. Sprint Nextel Corporation workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) are also well compensated, earning approximately $101K on average.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $77K per year. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill in the Sprint Nextel Corporation workforce; approximately one in eight of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Microsoft Office, Operations Management, and Data Analysis round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

A large number of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for most employees and dental coverage for most respondents. Privileges also include a company cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Sprint Nextel Corporation


35 %
65 %
$40,154 - $85,642
$39,740 - $95,029
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

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