Average Salary for Gensler Employees

The median income for Gensler employees is $66K annually. Though how long you've been working and your city do impact pay, your job title is the primary influence on employee salary at Gensler. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Gensler typically pays:
below market
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Employer: Gensler
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Interior Designer (18)
$39,439 - $90,396  
[-]Interior Designer (18)
Salary$37,191 - $66,543  
Bonus$970 - $13,395  
Profit Disbursement$568 - $6,985  
Total Pay$39,439 - $90,396  
[+]Architectural Designer (17)
$43,209 - $74,447  
[+]Architectural Designer (17)
Salary$39,822 - $72,871  
Bonus$-0.50 - $4,027  
Profit Disbursement$432.94 - $5,188  
Total Pay$43,209 - $74,447  
[+]Design Architect (12)
$44,906 - $117,935  
[+]Design Architect (12)
Salary$41,047 - $93,701  
Bonus$2,043 - $29,361  
Profit Disbursement$407.26 - $5,781  
Total Pay$44,906 - $117,935  
[+]Project Manager, Architecture (11)
$64,856 - $157,378  
[+]Project Manager, Architecture (11)
Salary$58,065 - $119,195  
Bonus$3,945 - $34,765  
Profit Disbursement$867 - $9,394  
Total Pay$64,856 - $157,378  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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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.

Key Stats for Gensler


54 %
46 %
$41,096 - $83,041
$42,307 - $73,968
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

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