Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $44K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Gensler employees (29 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn about $61K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($78K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; the company's headquarter city of San Francisco, Calif. (around $66K), Chicago, Ill. (approximately $64K), and Los Angeles, Calif. ($61K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Dallas, Texas; in fact, at around $41K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across Gensler's U.S. offices, employees in the state of New York earn the most, taking home about $78K per year.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Architecture Project Managers, Senior Interior Designers, Project Architects, and Graphic Designers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $77K annually, the other salaries come in at $73K, $73K, and approximately $69K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Gensler are Interior Designers — the median salary for this role approaches around $48K.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $74K per year for Registered Interior Designers; non-accredited workers make much less. Licensed Architects with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $72K annually. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Gensler come out on top, and their salaries approach $64K per year.
When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $67K annually. A common skill in Gensler's work force is Autodesk Revit Architecture; around half of survey participants report using it on the job. AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. For almost all employees, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of respondents get dental coverage, too. Gensler employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, stock options, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.