Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $57K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $54K per year. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of around $79K annually.
The highest average salaries go to Information Technology Project Managers, who bring in close to $77K per year, though Sales Engineers are not far behind at $76K along with Program Project Managers (approximately $72K) and Radio Frequency Engineers ($72K). With salaries averaging $26K, Retail Sales Consultants are among the lowest paid at Sprint Nextel Corporation.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $88K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Reston, Va.; Overland Park, Kan. ($77K), Kansas City, Mo. (approximately $74K), and Kansas City, Kan. (around $67K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $46K) is New York, N.Y. By state, Sprint Nextel Corporation employees make the most in Virginia, earning approximately $89K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Lawyers earn around $120K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. On average, salaries rise to about $105K per year for accredited Project Management Certificate Holders. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), General & Strategic Management; Sprint Nextel Corporation awards $162K to these degree-holders.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $79K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Sprint Nextel Corporation is Microsoft Excel, with close to a seventh considering it a key competency. Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Sales Management are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
One in three respondents receive paid vacation, and only one in five survey participants get sick leave. A large number of respondents save for retirement through Sprint Nextel Corporation's 401(k) plan. A large number of survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for most workers also include dental insurance. Some other advantages of working at Sprint Nextel Corporation are a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.