When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($94K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; the company's headquarter city of San Francisco, Calif. (approximately $66K), Los Angeles, Calif. ($64K), and Chicago, Ill. (about $61K) are the next top-paying cities. At $41K, Dallas, Texas is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Gensler workers in New York earn the most — around $94K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $43K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Gensler employees (32 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn approximately $61K per year on average.
Earning around $83K annually on average, Architecture Project Managers receive the most money, followed by Senior Interior Designers (about $69K), Project Architects ($67K), and Design Architects ($58K). Near the bottom at Gensler are Junior Interior Designers, pulling in an average of just $42K.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Registered Interior Designer certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $74K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a Licensed Architect is rewarded with median pay of around $72K annually. Gensler provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) — these employees rake in $64K per year.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $68K annually. Autodesk Revit Architecture also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to one-half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are AutoCAD, Adobe InDesign, and Design.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. At Gensler, most workers have health insurance, and a large number of workers have dental coverage. Gensler also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, stock options, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a subsidized cell phone.