Years of Experience
Average pay is around $61K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of Gensler people (30 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $44K 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. (about $66K), Chicago, Ill. ($64K), and Washington, DC ($60K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Dallas, Texas — at about $41K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in New York, where the average Gensler employee makes approximately $78K per year.
The highest average salaries go to Architecture Project Managers, who bring in close to $77K annually, though Senior Interior Designers are not far behind at $73K along with Project Architects ($73K) and Design Architects (around $59K). Junior Interior Designers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $42K.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $74K per year for Registered Interior Designers; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning a Licensed Architect certification garners significant financial rewards of $72K annually on average. At Gensler, employees who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) receive the highest salaries at about $64K.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of approximately $68K per year. Folks here also tend to know Autodesk Revit Architecture; on the survey, half of workers named it in their skills portfolios. AutoCAD, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Gensler provides an optional 401(k) plan, and the larger part of survey participants participate. Nearly all employees report having health insurance, and a large number of workers report having dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Gensler are a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, stock options, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.