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Compensation & Benefits

Sprint Employee ProgramsOur people are one of our most valuable assets and we do our best to help them take care of themselves. It’s a simple philosophy: healthy, happy, committed employees contribute to happy customers.

Sprint employees can participate in a wide array of competitive pay and benefit programs and enjoy a variety of exclusive discounts including phone programs offering voice and data services and an array of the latest devices. In addition, employees have the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge through comprehensive training and development opportunities. Sprint also offers a safe and invigorating professional environment; excellent recognition programs, and resources that help employees balance the demands of life at work and home.

Benefits are available to all Sprint employees working 20 or more hours a week as well as to their spouses, domestic partners and children.


Sprint offers a competitive pay structure and rewards employees based on their contributions, abilities and results. Our job categories are broad with expansive pay ranges that emphasize development, skill enhancement and aggressive challenges. This strategy reduces organizational layers between our leaders and our frontline, customer-facing employees, which speeds decision-making and supports employee empowerment.

Sprint benchmarks to median market values and aligns pay structures based on job function as well as individual skills, knowledge and ability. All employees are tied to the success of the company through enterprise-wide performance metrics and/or sales and other front line employee incentive compensation programs. In addition, Sprint executives are tied to a long-term incentive plan that provides increased earning potential with improved business results over a multi-year period. The mix of at-risk compensation increases as an executive moves from director into senior officer ranks. Sprint pays employees on a bi-weekly basis.


Sprint offers a competitive selection of award-winning benefits that encourage healthy, responsible behavior for our employees and their dependents both on and off the job. Our Total Rewards program includes wireless phone service, health care coverage, retirement savings and financial education support, professional and career development, and many other options to address the needs of our employees, their dependents, and even their pets.

Sprint's benefits include:

  • Wireless phone service: Sharing the latest Sprint technology and service offerings with potential new customers is good for business. Sprint encourages employees to be powerful advocates for our products and services by offering them free mobile phone service as well as aggressive discounts on mobile broadband and tablet services. Discounted services are also available to employees' friends and family members.
  • Health care programs: Sprint offers multiple options for medical/prescription drug coverage including a program which allows funding of a Health Savings Account, two dental plans and vision coverage.
  • Insurance services: Sprint employees may participate in a range of insurance services including life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, long-term care and critical illness insurance, auto and home insurance, short-term and long-term disability protection, pet insurance, accident insurance and pre-paid legal services.
  • Financial benefits: Opportunities for wealth building are offered through the Sprint 401(k) plan and employee stock purchase plan. The company also sponsors numerous financial planning and financial education workshops and seminars.
  • Flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent day care expenses let employees set aside pre-tax funds to pay for out-of-pocket health and dependent care costs.
  • Education assistance: Continuing education and career development is strongly supported. Sprint reimburses eligible employees for qualifying undergraduate and graduate educational course expenses.
  • Sprint offers a variety of programs and benefits to help employees achieve a healthy work/life balance including flexible work arrangements, time-off policies, support for families, and health and wellness programs. For more details, visit the work/life balance section on our website.
  • On-site services Sprint employees enjoy at certain locations, such as our Overland Park, Kansas, headquarters campus, include fitness centers, health clinics, banking and ATM services, vehicle-repair drop off, recycling, tax preparation, real estate, postal services, florist and gifts, hair salon, and a pharmacy/convenience store.
  • Additional benefits include medical benefits for retirees, travel assistance, medical benefits abroad, leaves of absence, a matching gift program for employee contributions to charitable causes, adoption assistance, relocation assistance and a top-notch rewards and recognition program.

Sprint Wellness Program - Sprint Alive!Benefits are available for all full-time employees (97 percent of Sprint's workforce) and most part-time employees. Benefits are also available for employees' eligible dependents, including spouses, children, and same- and opposite-sex domestic partners and their children. Sprint's part-time employees (just 3 percent of the workforce currently) who are regularly scheduled to work between 20 and 39 hours per week, have access to all of the benefits that our full-time employees have with the exception of 3 programs: adoption assistance, relocation assistance and business travel accident insurance. Generally speaking, these employees don't need relocation and do not travel on business.

Sprint has a small percentage of employees regularly scheduled to work less than 20 hours of work per week. These employees currently represent just 0.15 percent of our workforce, and they have access to a smaller set of benefits including our voluntary benefits program, financial planning, 401(k), employee assistance program, rewards and recognition program, and our employee discount portal.

Additional information about our overall commitment to employee health and safety can be found here.

A history of innovation in benefits

Sprint's current suite of competitive benefits is no accident. As employee and business needs have changed over the years, our benefits have kept pace; resulting in a portfolio of forward-thinking and employee-focused offerings.

In the mid-1980s, when personal fitness became popular, we saw the need to provide employees with a safe, convenient place to exercise and reduce stress. In 1985, we opened our first on-site fitness center in Reston, Va. Since that time, we've opened additional fitness centers in other employee locations, as well as two on-site health centers capable of providing medical examinations, consultation, treatment and physical therapy. For more information on our employee-wellness efforts, click here.

In 2005, Sprint became an early adopter of domestic-partner benefits. Sprint also began offering non-smoking employees a discount on medical premiums. That same year, we began using a pay-based scale for setting benefit premiums, ensuring that as health care costs rose, lower paid employees would bear less of the burden.

Sprint's progressive benefits and related employee-focused programs have been recognized by many external sources including Conceive Magazine, CivilianJobs.com, G.I. Jobs Magazine, the Human Rights Campaign, and the National Business Group on Health.