Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $55K per year on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $57K annually. The largest fraction of Sprint Nextel Corporation people (39 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn about $79K per year on average.
Sales Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $89K annually — though Technical Project Managers, Information Technology Project Managers, and Program Project Managers also do fairly well at around $82K, $75K, and approximately $73K, respectively. Financial compensation for Retail Store Managers is rather low — on average only $43K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $92K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Reston, Va.; Overland Park, Kan. ($79K), Chicago, Ill. (about $76K), and Kansas City, Kan. ($76K) are the next top-paying cities. Denver, Colo. is near the bottom for pay at $60K. By state, Virginia offers the highest pay at $88K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Lawyers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $126K per year. On average, salaries rise to approximately $103K annually for accredited Certified Information Systems Security Professionals. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting & Finance; Sprint Nextel Corporation awards $135K to these degree-holders.
Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $83K per year. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Sprint Nextel Corporation workers, with nearly one-seventh of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Operations Management.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only a third of employees receiving paid vacation and a fifth of employees receiving paid sick days. A large number of employees contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. A large number of survey participants receive health insurance, and most respondents get dental coverage. Sprint Nextel Corporation folks also make good use of a company cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.