Typically, Senior Project Architects are the best paid with salaries hovering at approximately $113K; Architecture Project Managers, Senior Interior Designers, and Project Architects also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $87K, around $66K, and about $64K, respectively. Gensler hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Interior Designers ($46K).
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $45K. The largest fraction of Gensler people (34 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn about $59K per year.
Median pay is highest in New York (approximately $92K annually), followed by Los Angeles ($88K), the company's headquarter city of San Francisco (around $74K), and Chicago ($63K). Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Atlanta — at $48K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Gensler workers in New York earn the most — $92K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Licensed Architect certainly has its perks — salaries approach $70K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a Registered Interior Designer is rewarded at $69K annually. Gensler provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS), Architecture — these employees rake in about $105K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $68K. It's pretty common to find people here who know AutoCAD; just over two-fifths consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Autodesk Revit Architecture, Adobe Photoshop, and Design.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 42 percent receiving paid vacation and 22 percent receiving paid sick days. Most workers report contributing to a 401(k). Almost all employees have health insurance, and benefits for a strong majority of workers also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company cell phone.