Senior Project Architects rake in the most money, with average earnings of $103K per year; Architecture Project Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to about $83K, while Senior Interior Designers and Project Architects rank near the top as well ($69K and around $63K, respectively). Gensler hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Interior Designers ($47K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $94K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; the company's headquarter city of San Francisco, Calif. ($68K), Los Angeles, Calif. (approximately $66K), and Chicago, Ill. ($61K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Houston, Texas at $43K. Across its U.S. offices, the state of New York pays Gensler the most — around $94K per year on average.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $43K annually. Overall, the greater share of Gensler folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average around $60K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Licensed Architect certainly has its perks — salaries approach $75K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Registered Architects with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $71K per year. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Gensler — these employees make the most at approximately $64K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $68K per year. Autodesk Revit Architecture is regularly seen around here; approximately half of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, and Design.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Gensler; the company rewards only 38 percent with paid vacation time and only one-seventh of employees with sick leave. Gensler sponsors a 401(k) program, and a majority of workers use this option to save for their retirement. The vast majority of workers receive health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage. Privileges also include a casual working environment, life insurance, stock options, and tuition reimbursement.